Your memory might benefit from a multivitamin

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 08:37 in Health & Medicine

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported last month that a randomized trial of the humble multivitamin found surprisingly potent effects on memory as we age. The COSMOS-Web Study showed that, among 3,500 subjects 60 and older, a daily multivitamin led to 3.1 years less cognitive aging than for those assigned a placebo. The clinical study was the second cognition trial in COSMOS to suggest that multivitamins can slow memory loss. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study was co-led by JoAnn Manson, chief of Brigham’s Division of Preventive Medicine, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at the Medical School, and professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Howard Sesso, associate director of the Division of Preventive Medicine, an associate professor at the Medical School, and a Chan School epidemiologist. We talked to Manson about...

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