Spending time in the sun may decrease risk of dementia

August 7, 2014 5:13 AM

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Researchers found an association between low levels of vitamin D and higher risks for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that aging adults make efforts to be out in the sun more, consume certain foods, or consider supplementation.

Research conflicts on whether sun exposure is harmful or beneficial, but a new study suggests that it may ward off dementia later in life. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the U.K. conducted the largest study to date on whether vitamin D levels have any associations with risk for dementia,...

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