It has often we hear that a diet rich in antioxidants is key to prevent Alzheimer's. Now there is evidence that niacin or vitamin B3 also lowers the risk of getting Alzheimer's by 80 percent.

In a study to test how much niacin or vitamin B3 can have an effect on Alzheimer's, researchers from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in Chicago, United States, counting 3718 diet and mental capabilities of parents during the period of 9 years.

From there it is known, compared to only get 12 milligrams of niacin per day, those who received 22 milligrams of niacin in the diet daily had 80 percent lower risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

It is not known exactly how the mechanism of niacin relation to brain health. However, previous studies showed that niacin or vitamin B3 is essential for nerve signal receiver.

It is advisable to take niacin every day around 14 to 16 milligrams. Head of the institute researcher, Martha Morris, stating that it is not dangerous for those who consume more than that. Reminded, the best results were seen in those who take niacin or vitamin B3 is obtained from foods, not from supplements.

Therefore, he advocated in people of all ages to increase intake of niacin that can be obtained from chicken and salmon.

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