A study just published in the British Medical Association’s Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology demonstrated a strong correlation between folic acid deficiency and dementia in elders. This study follows numerous earlier reports of a similar connection between folic acid and mental decline.
There was a study published last year in the Lancet showing a clear and direct improvement in short-term memory, mental agility and verbal fluency among persons over 50 who took a daily dose of 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid.
Researchers identified a solid link between folic acid deficiency and birth defects as early as 1965. It was not until 1992 that the US Public Health Service shared this critical information with the country and recommended that all women of childbearing age consume 400 mcg of folic acid per day. It took the scientific community almost THIRTY YEARS to accept that a nutrient deficiency night cause a major distortion in neurological development and actually come forward with the information.