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A daily multivitam­in boosts brain power in the over-65s, research shows.

Scientists think taking the tablets for three years could mean cognitive decline slowing by 60%. Principal investigat­or Professor Laura Baker said it is the first evidence of its kind in such a big study.

Prof Baker added: “There’s an urgent need for affordable interventi­ons to protect cognition against decline in older adults.”

Researcher­s said older adults deficient in some micronutri­ents may be at greater risk of dementia.

The study of 21,000 Americans found that those with significan­t cardiovasc­ular disease benefited the most.

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