The authors of a study on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia presented at a conference last week say they’ve made a major breakthrough in treating the illness. The study shows vitamins halt the brain shrinkage that leads to memory loss.

The potentially groundbreaking study from the UK had been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition previously but was only now presented at the just concluded four-day Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference in Perth, Australia.

The lead author of the study, Prof. David Smith, said it is groundbreaking because it is the first time that such a simple method of avoiding Alzheimer’s has been found.

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