High folate intake associated with lower incidence of hearing loss in men

Research study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found a protective effect for the folate (which converts to vitamin B9 in the liver) against the development of hearing loss in older men. This study analyzed 3,559 men over 60 who developed hearing loss.

The men with a higher intake of folate from food and supplements was among the highest 20 percent of participants
had a 21 percent reduction in the risk of developing hearing loss compared with those in the lowest
fifth.

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