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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.
A study conducted in Finland, links higher levels of vitamin D to a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY LINKED TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE RISK 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 health. .
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