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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A deficiency of vitamin D is dangerous for the brain

A diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain, shows a new study by British researchers.

In addition to being essential for bone health, new studies indicate that vitamin D plays an important role in other organs, including the brain. The British study found that the brains of middle-aged mice whose diet was low in vitamin D for months has been damaged by free radicals.

These mice have shown a decline in their cognitive performance on tests of memory and learning.

The lead author of the study, the researcher Allan Butterfield, recalled that the elderly often suffer from a deficiency of vitamin D. Adequate levels of vitamin D are needed to prevent the brain from being damaged by free radicals and prevent the adverse consequences that may result, he has said.

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have previously been associated with Alzheimer's disease, the onset of certain cancers and heart diseases.

Those who fear that their level of vitamin D is too low should consult their doctor recommends Mr. Butterfield. We can then solve the problem by consuming foods rich in vitamin D, taking vitamin supplements or sunbathing for 10 or 15 minutes.

The study is published in the medical journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine .

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