Monday, October 20, 2008

The Sun's Role In Alzheimer's Disease Prevention And Control

The sun is a natural and effective source of Vitamin D that we need to protect our bones, protect us from auto-immune diseases, help prevent Alzheimers disease,and protect us from certain kinds of cancers. Deficiencies in vitamin D are highly-linked to these diseases. Now, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to Parkinson's Disease.

Fifty-five percent of the Parkinson's patients studied were found to have a vitamin D insufficiently, a higher percentage even than the other group studied, patients with Alzheimer's,41 percent. Vitamin D insufficiently was found in 36 percent of healthy elderly members of the study.

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are tremors, stiffness, and slow muscle movement. Parkinson's affects nerve cells in the brain that use the chemical messenger dopamine the whole article

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