Lack of B Vitamins Linked to Depression

Older adults with low intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 may have a higher risk of developing depression.

Among 3,500 older adults they followed for up to 12 years, the risk of developing depression symptoms declined along with an increase in either vitamin B6 or vitamin B12.

According to Reuters:

“The findings ... do not prove that the B vitamins themselves protect against depression. But the results do echo those of some previous studies tying the vitamins -- as well as folate, another B vitamin -- to depression risk.”

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