To further add to a previous post on Vitamin D3, here’s some more research results:
Scientists from the , and WelfareHelsinki, Finland, first hypothesized that Parkinson’s “may be caused by a continuously inadequate vitamin D status leading to a chronic loss of dopaminergic neurons in the brain.”
After adjusting for potentially related factors, including physical activity and body mass index, those with the highest levels of vitamin D (top 25 percent of the group) were found to have a 67 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than those with the lowest level of the vitamin (bottom 25 percent), the study said.
Some more external links:
- Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says (Scientific American)
- Low Vitamin D Levels Pose Large Threat To Health; Overall 26 Percent Increased Risk Of Death (Science Daily)