Lack of Vitamin D
This isn’t from sun tanning fans dot com. This article is from New Scientist magazine explaining lack of Vitamin D does more than double your risk for dementia.
From the piece:
Lack of vitamin D may put elderly people at increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a study of 1658 American adults has concluded.
The study is the largest ever to investigate possible links between vitamin D deficiency and dementia, and confirms the findings of earlier, smaller studies.
Highly ironic as we reported last week that the Surgeon General just announced to Americans that it was dangerous to get any sunshine whatsoever. Really.
Definitely read the first link as it goes into more detail about the subjects actually developing dementia. It also talks about getting sun exposure daily in months where the weather permits.
There have been numerous doctors and scientists who are not thrilled about Vitamin D supplements so I recommend moderate sun exposure instead of a pill.
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