I am sure all of you have had some experience with absent mindedness.� Whether it be yourself who has suffered from this condition or another member of the family or a friend, absent mindedness has probably been part of your life at least once.� This is a common occurrence in people reaching the half century mark.
What can you do to prevent or improve such a condition?� A recent study shows that folic acid may be the key.� The study�s results show that people who took high doses of folic acid for three years showed marked improvement in mental functions.� Such functions are Short-term memory, mental agility and verbal fluency.
That is indeed great news for everyone.� The benefits of folic acid on brain development have been known for a long time.� In fact, pregnant women are often prescribed folic acid supplements to facilitate brain development in their babies.� Now, more than that, folic acid supplements may actually be used for other purposes.� Aside from brain functions, folic acid may also prevent the risk of cardiovascular illness.� This is according to Swiss researcher Jane Durga.
Of course, the researchers are quick to point out that additional research is needed in order to have more conclusive evidence.� The Food Standards Agency is actually suggesting that folic acid be incorporated into flour.� However, researchers hold firm by their stance that more research is necessary before taking such steps.� You can consult your doctor if you think folic acid will be beneficial to you personally.
Originally posted on January 18, 2007 @ 11:01 am