How is cognition improved in patients with folic acid deficiency?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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No randomized clinical trial has proven the efficacy of lowering the homocysteine concentration to improve cognition or to lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Until new evidence is available, clinicians should not promise patients that folate supplementation will improve cognition or decrease cardiovascular risk.


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