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Articles October 2010 Issue

Low in B Vitamins? Depression May Be Lurking

Previous studies have suggested that B vitamins might help protect against depression, but these were mostly snapshots at a single point in time. Now a new study connects B-vitamin intake among 3,503 seniors, initially free of depression, over a span of 12 years: For every 10-milligram increase in daily vitamin B6, risk of developing depression declined by 2%. The same was true for every additional 10 micrograms of vitamin B12.

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