In 1997 USDA ordered folic acid acid be put in processed foods that contain white flour and also in cereal. The reason was to prevent Spina Bifida in new borns. It does prevent Spina Bifida however
it also prevents anemia in older people who are short of Vitamin B12. Anemia is the first sign that a person is short of B12. With out the warning of anemia, dementia develops because of nerve damage caused by the shortage of B12. The dementia is irreversible. The shortage of B12 is easily corrected and dementia prevented. I had experience with this. I had the anemia because I don't eat processed foods and do not use white flour in my bakery so no folic acid in my diet. I was short of B12 though. I found out by accident. I was not tested for it. It is very common in
people as they age. Metformin prevents the absorption of B12 many diabetes take it and are not given B12. If they are ingesting folic acid, they don't getthe first warning sign anemia . Is that why so many diabetics develop dementia? I had anemia for a year and one day went to a familiar place and didn't know where I was. That happened twice. Then I start taking B12 and immediately my anemia went away and no more not knowing where I was. Everyone should know this, but the "experts" can't seem to put two and two together.
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