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LOW VITAMIN D & COGNITIVE DECLINE

Posted: 06.9.2016
Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer's in previous studies. New research suggests that getting too little vitamin D may also speed cognitive decline in older adults. The study found that those who had low vitamin D levels at the start of the study showed faster decline over a period of five years than those who entered the study with higher levels. Vitamin D is produced in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Food sources of vitamin D include fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, mackerel), egg yolks, and fortified milk, cereal and orange juice. Vitamin D is also available in supplements.

 

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