Could Vitamin Help Battle Alzheimer's?

A new study says huge doses of an ordinary vitamin seems to eliminate memory problems in mice with the equivalent of Alzheimer's disease.

The report in USA Today said that researchers looked at nicotinamide -- a form of Vitamin B3 -- found in pork, peanuts, turkey, chicken, veal, fish, salmon, swordfish, tuna and sunflower seeds. They cautioned there is no way to know if the treatment will have the same effect in humans.

"It's definitely promising, and if we combine this with other things already out there, we'd probably see a large effect," said study author and UC Irvine reseracher Kim Green.

Alzheimer's patients are now being enrolled in a new human study for further testing.

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