Keeping Cognitive Health Top of Mind Dr. Jeffery Blumberg Discusses Benefits of Multivitamin Supplementation in Older Adults
New York, NY | October 27, 2022 11:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Cognitive health is an essential component of our overall well-being as we age.1 Recently, Dr. Jeffery Blumberg participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss new study results released on the large-scale, clinical trial COSMOS-Mind, which suggests that those who took Centrum Silver demonstrated improvement in cognitive function in comparison to the placebo.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at:
Finding a way to support cognitive function in older adults is an important public health issue, as roughly two out of every three Americans experience some level of cognitive impairment around the age of 70.2
Centrum, a leader in multivitamins for nearly 50 years, has a long history of supporting research to advance the science on benefits of vitamin/mineral supplementation. It is the most clinically studied multivitamin brand in the world. In continuing with this strong heritage, Centrum Silver product, placebo, and packaging was provided in support of the Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) trial.
Centrum Silver was specifically selected for the COSMOS-Mind trial which investigated the effects of multivitamin and cocoa flavonoid consumption on cognitive functioning in 2,262 women and men, 65 years and older, over the course of three years. The COSMOS-Mind team tested each participant’s cognitive function via baseline and annual cognitive assessments.3
The results of the COSMO-Mind Study show that an intervention as simple as taking Centrum Silver could help support cognitive function, memory, and executive function in older adults.4* Participants who took Centrum Silver showed significant improvement in their episodic memory – the memory that is tied to specific events or experiences, as well as their executive function as compared to placebo.5
A detailed report on the COSMOS-Mind Study published in Alzheimer & Dementia Journal can be found here.
For more information on Centrum and Centrum Silver, please visit Centrum.com.
* This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
About Dr. Jeffery Blumberg
Health & Nutrition expert Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg is an active professor emeritus in Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, whose experience leans into the promotion of cognitive health. Dr. Blumberg is available to discuss the importance of overall health and nutrition with an emphasis on the recent COSMOS-Mind findings and the potential benefits of taking multivitamins like Centrum Silver.
Centrum has spent decades listening to the human body and learning about what it needs to thrive. The brand offers nutritional products that work in harmony with your body and help you respond to its unique needs. Innovation and research remain to be the building blocks of the brand’s foundation. For more information about Centrum, please visit www.centrum.com.
About Haleon US
Haleon is a leading global consumer health company with a portfolio of brands trusted daily by millions of people. In the United States, the organization employs more than 4,700 people who are united by Haleon’s powerful purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity. Haleon’s products span five categories: Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory Health, Digestive Health, and Wellness. Built on scientific expertise, innovation, and deep human understanding, Haleon’s brands include Abreva, Advil, Benefiber, Centrum, ChapStick®, Emergen-C, Excedrin, Flonase, Gas-X, Natean, Nexium, Nicorette, Parodontax, Polident, Preparation H, Pronamel, Sensodyne, Robitussin, Theraflu, TUMS, Voltaren, and more. For more information on Haleon and its brands, please visit www.haleon.com or contact USMediaRelations@haleon.com.
1 Cognitive impairment in the U.S.: Lifetime risk, age at onset, and years impaired. PMC (nih.gov). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7153285/. Accessed 3/24/22.
1 Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study for the Mind. ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT03035201. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Executive Functions | Memory and Aging Center. https://memory.ucsf.edu/symptoms/executive-functions. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Executive Functions | Memory and Aging Center. https://memory.ucsf.edu/symptoms/executive-functions. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Perceptions of Cognitive Health Factsheet. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/perceptions_of_cog_hlth_factsheet.pdf. Accessed 3/24/22.