Could the menu for your upcoming backyard party help keep the pesky mosquitoes away?
Bananas, garlic, vitamin B and beer. There is little scientific evidence backing claims that what we eat and drink changes how likely we are to be bitten by mosquitoes.
While nutrient supplementation can have a role in treating certain psychiatric disorders, all kinds of nutrients should, in the first instance, be consumed as part of a balanced wholefood diet.
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.
Clinical benefits of B vitamins in groups at high risk of Alzheimer’s should be rigorously tested.
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Evidence that vitamin B can reduce the levels of an amino acid that is a risk factor for dementia have been sidelined by one flawed study.