Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Parkinson's Disease by GerardoAlvarado


Study shows that patients highest levels of vitamin D had 67% lower risk of developing the illness than those with lower levels of vitamin D.

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									A study conducted in Finland, links higher levels of vitamin D to a
lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Specifics of Vitamin D
 Vitamin D is a “fat-soluble” vitamin produced by a small series of
   foods and produced within the body when ultraviolet rays from
   the sun hit the skin.

 The researchers said Vitamin D “has been shown to exert a
   protective effect on the brain through antioxidant activities,
   regulation of calcium levels, detoxification, modulation of the
   immune system and enhanced conduction of electricity through
   neurons,” but still haven’t been able to clarify how this nutrient
   influences the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

 The study was published in the July issue of Archives of
   Neurology, and by the end of the 29-year period, in which 3,173
   Finnish men and women (between the ages of 50-79) free of
   Parkinson’s were followed, 50 of them had acquired the illness.
Vitamin D Deficiency

Risk of Parkinson’s                 Other risks
 Finland has limited amounts        Many Americans also suffer
  of sunlight, and so its             from low Vitamin D levels,
  population has constantly low       due to limited exposure to
  vitamin D levels. After             sunlight due to skin cancer
  considering other elements          concerns. Vitamin D
  such as the body mass of            supplements are
  each subject and their              recommended to prevent
  physical activity, the subjects     Vitamin D deficiency, which is
  with the highest levels of          linked to a number of health
  vitamin D were found to have        concerns including
  67% lower risk of developing        osteoporosis, autoimmune
  the illness than those with the     diseases, hypertension,
  lowest levels of vitamin D.         muscle weakness and brain

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