Dementia – The D.

Recent studies indicate that Vitamin D may help in protecting the brain from the ravages of dementia. A study conducted in Britain (source: http://www.alzinfo.org) based on data of 1765 seniors over the age of 65 found that those with low blood levels of the vitamin were deemed at greater risk for developing memory loss and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Exposure to sunshine allows the body to naturally produce Vitamin D and, though the vitamin deficiency is not a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, it was suggested that exposure to the sun, and vitamin D supplementation for those unable to access that exposure, may play a inexpensive, safe and convenient role in the disease’s prevention. Other sources of Vitamin D include: fortified drinks like milk, soy milk and some juices and oily fishes like salmon, mackerel, bluefish, catfish, sardines and tuna.

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Published in: on May 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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