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Low vitamin B-12 status and risk of cognitive decline in older adults.

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BACKGROUND: Elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations have been associated with cognitive impairment, but it is unclear whether low vitamin B-12 or folate status is responsible for cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: We examined the associations of cognitive decline with vitamin B-12 and folate status in a longitudinal cohort study performed from 1993 to 2003 in Oxford, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Cognitive function was assessed with the Mini-Mental State Examination on >/=3 occasions during...

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Journal:
American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume:
86
Issue:
5
Pages:
1384-1391
Publication date:
2007-11-01
EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
Source identifiers:
49247
Language:
English
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pubs:49247
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uuid:f0926aeb-9ca6-4fc8-a4de-0129da81d618
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pubs:49247
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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