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Vitamin D deficiency linked to Parkinson’s disease, cognitive decline

Studies of vitamin D have been on the rise in recent years, and with good reason—a 2009 estimate suggests that nearly three quarters of teens and adults in the U.S. are deficient in this vital nutrient. Vitamin D deficiency not only causes rickets, a skeletal disorder in which the bones are soft and weak, but [...]

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to genetic polymorphisms

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At least half of adults in developed countries have deficient levels of vitamin D, and low levels of this vitamin have been linked to bone fragility, cancer, heart disease and immune system problems. Variable levels of vitamin D, which is a by-product of a chemical reaction that occurs when UV light hits the skin and [...]

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Another reason vitamin D is important: It gets T cells going

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Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a rapidly expanding inventory of ailments—including heart disease, cancer and the common cold. A new discovery demonstrates how the vitamin plays a major role in keeping the body healthy in the first place, by allowing the immune system’s T cells to start doing their jobs.  In order for [...]

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