This large-scale, long-term randomized clinical trial offers more evidence that essential nutrients may help slow age-related cognitive decline.
A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that multivitamin supplementation helps improve memory in older adults.
Age-related cognitive decline typically begins around 70 and higher, making maintaining cognitive abilities a top priority for aging populations – yet few effective strategies to slow cognitive decline currently exist. Meanwhile, many older adults already believe that taking daily vitamins or dietary supplements helps ward off cognitive impairment. Now we have a larger-scale, longer-term clinical study to support that belief.
The trial included 3,562 older participants who were randomly assigned either a multivitamin supplement (Centrum Silver) or placebo and evaluated annually using a neuropsychological test battery conducted through the internet for three years.
After one year, participants who took a daily multivitamin showed significant improvement in episodic memory (via immediate recall performance on the ModRey test) compared to the placebo group, which was sustained over three years. Researchers estimated that the multivitamin intervention improved memory performance above placebo by the equivalent of 3.1 years of age-related memory change.
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Consumers of all ages are becoming more concerned about cognitive impairment. They are seeking out effective, science-backed strategies to help slow age-related cognitive decline. This ground-breaking study is just one more piece of evidence that multivitamins offer brain health benefits.
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