Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Not Having Enough Folic Acid May Speed Up Hearing Loss

hearinglossSince I mentioned folic acid in the last blurb, let me share with you research published in the Journal of Nutrition that linked a deficiency of folic acid in the blood with a 35% increased risk of hearing loss.

The researchers found that folate levels below 11 nanomoles per liter was associated with a 34% increased risk of age-related hearing loss and if the levels of homocysteine was 20 micromoles per liter it was associated with a 64% increase in the risk of hearing loss.

In another study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, scientist reported that, among 728 men and women between the ages of 50 to 70, folic acid supplements reduced the risk of developing hearing loss by 20%.

So…combining the research in the story above, you may reduce your dementia while you increase your hearing by taking folic acid and the other B-Vitamins.

Sources include cereals, baked goods, leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (bananas, melons, lemons), legumes, yeast, mushrooms, organ meat (beef liver, kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice.

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