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Adults who take a multivitamin daily, compared to those taking a placebo, have improved memory, per a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers from Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Harvard Medical School conducted a three-year study to track the cognitive effects after taking a multivitamin daily, compared to taking a placebo pill, the journal reported.

“Multivitamin supplementation holds promise as a safe and accessible approach to maintaining cognitive health in older age,” the study said.

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Study details

The Associated Press said researchers tracked about 3,500 people ages 60 or over for three years, all randomly assigned to take the multivitamin Centrum Silver or a placebo pill.

CNN said participants were asked to learn 20 words through a computer program. They were given three seconds to study a word on the screen before another appeared and they were tested on the words they remembered immediately after.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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