Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University … Continue reading →
Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Accelerated Aging of Bones Everyone knows that as we grow older our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German scientists led by researchers with … Continue reading →
A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. In a small pilot study published … Continue reading →
In testing older patients’ blood vitamin D levels, there’s uncertainty about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough. The threshold amount has become controversial as several scientific societies set different targets. To help resolve this debate, University … Continue reading →
University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Douglas R. Seals has amassed scientific evidence indicating that exercise, weight loss, good nutrition and salt restriction can cut your chances of getting cardiovascular disease, the United States’ No. 1 killer. But Seals knows … Continue reading →
When exposed to sunlight our skin produces vitamin D, mainly the form called D3. It’s important for bones. Deficiency can cause rickets (deformed bone growth) in children and osteoporosis (bone fracture) in adults, among many other health problems.