Do Folates Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Doctors
The Doctors

Alzheimer's disease is estimated to affect nearly 6 million people in America, but could the nutrient folate help prevent the disease?

Psychiatrist Dr. Ish Major and plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, who both lost their mothers to Alzheimer's disease, discuss research that showed folate levels in people with Alzheimer's were lower compared to healthy individuals.

Our bodies do not produce folates naturally but adding these foods -- which are rich in the nutrient -- can help to keep your folate levels high. The Doctors and The National Institute of Health suggest eating more:

The NIH states, "Spinach, liver, asparagus, and brussels sprouts are among the foods with the highest folate levels."

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Watch: Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk By Adding These Foods to Your Week

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