Thursday, November 6, 2008

Form of Vitamin B3 May Help Alzheimer's

WebMD
Study Shows Nicotinamide May Fight Memory Loss
By Caroline Wilbert
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDNov. 4, 2008 -- Nicotinamide, a form of the vitamin B3, may help Alzheimer's patients retain their memory, a study shows.

The study was conducted on mice, not people. But clinical trials on humans are under way.

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine dissolved nicotinamide in drinking water and fed it to mice with Alzheimer's. The researchers found that nicotinamide prevented mental deficits in mice with Alzheimer's. It also seemed to improve.....read the whole article

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