The Oxford study found that people who had higher vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage compared with those who had lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. None of the people in the study had vitamin B12 deficiency. The study was conducted over five years and published in the journal of Neurology.
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Starting on January 1, 2011, Medicare patients can plan to see a primary care physician every year for a physical, with no concern about payment. If you are new to Medicare, you will be covered with a one-time “Welcome of Medicare” exam.