Integrative Medicine Alert – March 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
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This large, randomized trial followed participants for three years and determined that daily use of a cocoa supplement was not associated with cognitive enhancement in older adults, whereas a multivitamin supplement was associated with significant cognitive benefits.
Data from a large, randomized trial that included 25,871 adults age 50 years or older indicated 2,000 daily units of vitamin D3 and 1 g daily of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation did not affect frailty.
In a large population-based survey, 21.6% of participants reported having severe headaches or migraine. Those reporting severe headaches also reported a lower intake of thiamine and riboflavin, based on 24-hour recall of food intake. There also was an inverse relationship between thiamine intake and reports of severe headaches.