2 Glasses of Milk A Day May Protect The Elderly From Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that two glasses of milk a day may starve off Alzheimer’s Disease. The international team lead by Oxford University has found that the key vitamin B12 is what reduces neurological damage to the brain.
The study also revealed that elderly patients with low levels of B12 suffer more shrinkage to the brain than those with higher levels.

Professor David Smith says downing just two glasses of milk a day is enough to increase the vitamin B12 that the elderly would need.

The Telegraph reports:

“These patients have had nerve cells that have died, so it is unlikely we are ever going to be able to find ways of repairing that damage or treating them with drugs.

“Instead we have to look at preventing it in the first place. Our study shows that consuming around half a litre of milk or more per day, and it can be skimmed milk, could take someone who has marginal levels of B12 into the safe range. But even drinking just two glasses a day can protect against having low levels.”

The researchers believe that it may be possible to protect people from degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease just by making sure that their dietary intake of the vitamin is at an adequate level.

Times of India reports:

“Our study shows that consuming around half a litre of milk or more per day, and it can be skimmed milk, could take someone who has marginal levels of B12 into the safe range. But drinking just two glasses a day can protect against having low levels,” ‘The Daily Telegraph’ quoted Smith as saying.

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