Hearing loss in old age is associated with folic acid

Hearing loss in old age is associated with folic acid

One of the four most common chronic diseases of old people, hearing loss, is associated with low folic acid in blood, shows recent study.

Although deafness in old age spread all over the world, the cause of this disease is still not clear. The latest study showed that low levels of folic acid are clearly related to the preservation of hearing in old age. The effect of folates for cell metabolism, nervous system and blood vessels is essential for auditory system. The major findings of the research are that people with low folate in the blood are more likely to lose the ability to hear sounds of high frequency in old age.

The researchers were also examining the amount of vitamin B12 in the blood but they didn’t notice any connection with the hearing loss.

The recommended daily intake of folic acid is 200 micrograms. Folic acid is found in leaf vegetables, eggs, liver, kidneys, milk and beer yeast. Folic acid naturally found in food is susceptible to high heat and ultraviolet light, and is soluble in water. It is heat-labile in acidic environments and may also be subject to oxidation.

Folic acid is used for memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, preventing the eye diseases when aging, reducing signs of aging, weak bones, sleep problems, depression, nerve pain, muscle pain and even AIDS.



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