Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disorder associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. The condition not only affects physical health, it also has a detrimental effect on the mental health of many who suffer from the condition.
Vitamin B12 significantly prevents the neurotoxicity of LRRK2 genetic variants associated with hereditary Parkinson's disease. The findings may help with the development of new therapies to combat the neurodegenerative disease.
Investigating 32 key nutrients in the Mediterranean diet, researcher report aging individuals with more abundant key nutrients in their blood had better functional connectivity and improved cognitive performance than those lacking the nutrients.