Are You Missing this Key for Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Previous research indicated there may be a link between vitamin D and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Now scientists have clarified the mode of action:  vitamin D3 (the active form) activates certain genes responsible for cleaning up amyloid-beta protein.  This protein is the main ingredient of the plaques in brain cells that are believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Yet another great reason to find out:  are you among the two-thirds of Americans with insufficient vitamin D?  Time to get your blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D checked.  Maybe this new research will motivate you, if you’ve managed to ignore the benefits of vitamin D in preventing osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, seasonal affective disorder, autoimmune diseases, etc., etc….

Vitamin D And Alzheimer’s: Study Shows How The Nutrient Can Help The Brain Ward Off Amyloid Plaques

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