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The Conservative-LibDem government abandoned the GM consultations initiated by the last government and co-ordinated by the FSA to persuade the public of the benefits of GM produce.
Vita Coco coconut drink is competing against major brands in the 2010 World Food Awards
Positive news at last! B vitamins helps to prevent Alzheimers . . .
The results of a study carried out by the Oxford University provide the strongest evidence yet that keeping homocysteine levels low is a key factor in preventing the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimers.
The study compared the effects of giving either B vitamins, known to help reduce homocysteine levels, or placebo to 270 people with age related memory decline. These subjects were not diagnosed with Alzheimers.
Supplementation consisted of 800mcg folic acid, 20mg B6 and 500mcg B12 or placebo in a 2 year trial with measurement of homocysteine levels and MRI brain scanning to monitor brain shrinkage.
The results illustrated that elevated homocysteine levels in the placebo group were consistent with greater brain shrinkage and thus predictive of poor cognitive function. Meanwhile those taking vitamin B had reduced homocysteine levels consistent with 53% less brain shrinkage. This is equivalent to stopping abnormal age related brain shrinkage characteristic of those who develop Alzheimers.
These results concur with other studies and anecdotal evidence that vitamin B is an important factor in retaining memory function.