The latest, published in The Journals of Gerontology earlier this year, set out to determine whether the dietary intake of vitamin D could be isolated as a predictor of the onset of dementia within 7 years among women aged 75 years and older.
This study, conducted in France, examined data from nearly 500 women. It found that those who developed Alzheimer's had a lower vitamin D intake than those who didn't develop dementia at all. The scientists said that the study underlined the importance of getting enough vitamin D, either through exposure to the sun, food or supplements.
Higher dietary levels of vitamin D are linked with a reduced risk of many conditions including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and several forms of cancer. When your Vitamin D level is low you may feel fatigued, achy or have difficulty in losing weight well before disease symptoms appear.
Your GP should agree to test your Vitamin D level – an optimum result is around 120 nmol/litre. If your level is low you should supplement and often your doctor will not prescribe a high enough dose. I recommend this product which you can buy with a 5% discount by using code ‘linda’ at checkout from this website: http://naturaldispensary.co.uk/products/DLux3000_Daily_Oral_D3_Spray_15ml-8290-173.html
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