Friday, May 22, 2009

Vitamin D 'key to healthy brain'

Time to hit the beach! The sun is the most important source of Vitamin D. (Negril, my favourite place on earth.)

BBC News | 22 May 09 - click on title for full story

Scientists have produced more evidence that vitamin D has an important role in keeping the brain in good working order in later life.

A study of over 3,000 European men aged 40-79 found those with high vitamin D levels performed better on memory and information processing tests.

The University of Manchester team believe vitamin D may protect cells or key signalling pathways in the brain.

The study features in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

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