NORTH CAROLINA: A new study suggests that taking multivitamins on a daily basis could potentially protect older adults from worsening mental health.
In a study conducted in the United States, it came to scientists that as a result of the use of these vitamins for three years, the rate of deterioration of mental health decreased by about 60 percent. The greatest benefit was seen in people living with heart disease.
But one thing the researchers make clear is that the results of this study, published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, need to be confirmed by additional research.Laura D. Becker, professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, USA, who was one of the main researchers of the study, said that daily vitamin supplements can help prevent mental health deterioration. It would be premature to suggest.
They said that while these preliminary results are promising, additional research is needed on larger and more diverse groups of people. Researchers also need to better understand why multivitamins may benefit older adults’ mental health.
The study followed 2,200 people aged 65 and over for more than three years.