RESEARCH INDICATES MULTIVITAMINS MAY IMPROVE COGNITION
Research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and conducted over a three-year period by Wake Forest University School of Medicine examined the effects mulitvitamin-mineral supplements had on cognition. They examined more than 2,200 participants, ages 65 and older, who enrolled in the study.
Reserachers found study participants who took a multivitamin-mineral daily had higher global cognition (a wide range of cognitive behaviors) than those who didn’t. The study also found participants who took daily multvitamins showed significant improvements in memory and executive function.
While this research indicates that the use of a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement might improve cognition in older adults, researchers caution the result are still prliminary.
NEW COVID-19 BOOSTER MAY PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL PROTECTION AGAINST HOSPITALIZATION
Public health officials are warning that the U. S. may soon be facing another surge of COVID-19 infections this winter. Already, infections, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to a new report released by the CDC, adults 65 years and older who receive the new shots, called bivalent boosters because they include both the orginal strain and the newer Omicron stain of the virus, are 73% less likely to be hospitalized than those who had received two or more doses of the monovalent vaccines.
If you have not already done so, now is the time to consider getting your new COVID-19 booster shot.
NOTE – The U. S. Government is now offering Free COVID test kits through the mail. All U. S. housholds are eligible for four free test kits.