Can Vitamin B Supplements Slow Aging?
Age isn’t just a number, and aging mechanisms affect us at a cellular level. The reason why some people age faster than others has been the focus of much recent research. One condition for which age is a risk factor is dementia. About one-third of people who are over the age of 85 have some form of. As humans are living longer, the number of people with dementia in the population is also growing, and the reports there are currently more than 55 million people living with dementia worldwide, and nearly 10 million new cases every year.
Despite this high prevalence, the mechanisms and risk factors underlying dementia are poorly understood. The prevailing understanding is that Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be underpinned by the presence of clumps of certain forms of a protein called beta-amyloid between neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain. This is thought to affect their ability to signal, causing the cognitive decline seen in individuals with the condition.
However, it is important to note there is still significant debate over this mechanism, and how much of an impact it has on the development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as its suitability as a potential target for treatment. One theory is that the decline in cognition observed in people with Alzheimer’s disease is due to the disruption of typical energy production and metabolism in the brain.
Excerpted from Medical News Today