B12 drops Alzheimer's risk
Save your brain: Grill a steak.
Yet another study has found that vitamin B12 can lower your Alzheimer's risk -- and since you can't get this key nutrient from bunny chow, find yourself a good butcher now.
He can do more for your health than most doctors ever will!
Swedish researchers tracked 271 Finnish patients between the ages of 65 and 71 who didn't have any sign of Alzheimer's disease at the start of the study.
Over seven years, 17 of them came down with the condition -- and the researchers found that those with the lowest levels of B12 had the highest risk.
Each increase in blood B12 levels by a single tiny unit -- called a "picomole" -- led to a 2 percent dip in Alzheimer's risk, according to the study in Neurology. What's more, the researchers found that every micromolar rise in the inflammation marker homocysteine upped Alzheimer's risk by 16 percent.
Since B12 is known to lower those homocysteine levels, you'd have to be a card-carrying PETA activist not to see the answer here: Steak, steak and more steak, because it's loaded with the stuff.
Just make sure you serve them so rare you can practically hear the moo, because well-done steaks can actually boost those homocysteine levels.
This isn't the first study to find that B vitamins can beat Alzheimer's -- I've been recommending B6, B12, and folic acid as the ultimate dementia defeaters for years now.
Recent studies back me up on that -- researchers have even found that those three Bs can actually stop your brain from shrinking, a key risk factor for dementia.
Since B vitamins can also boost your mood, fight depression, improve your memory, and help keep your heart strong, there's no reason not to make every night steak night.