Low Vitamin D May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

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    Aug 15, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    NYT: Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a new report.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/vitamin-d-tied-to-alzheimers-risk/?ref=health
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    Aug 15, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    New study: Being born is now thought to be the leading cause of death worldwide. If you've ever been born, your probability of dying is very near 100%, so protect your loved ones and don't ever let them be born!
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    Aug 15, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    It is too soon to draw conclusions from the study. All it does as point out the need for further studies by others to see whether the results can be confirmed.

    We all know that exposure to sunlight causes the body to produce vitamin D. Some doctors, to reduce the risk of skin cancer, recommend totally avoiding sunlight and even assert that straw hats offer insufficient protection because some sunlight gets through openings in the hat. Other doctors, in response to perceived widespread vitamin D deficiencies caused by fear of sunlight exposure, recommend moderate sunlight exposure whereas other doctors recommend dietary vitamin D supplements.

    The medical profession often is not of one mind. That forces us to make decisions based on insufficient information. However, observation indicates that we should not be unduly swayed by a single study.
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    Aug 16, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
    Maybe we should just accept the possibility that sun exposure causes harm and good simultaneously. Even if you manage to draw the line between both, it's gonna be a complicated one. You would have to factor in latitude, altitude, time of day, season, skin color, medications being used, family history of skin cancer...
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    bachian saidMaybe we should just accept the possibility that sun exposure causes harm and good simultaneously. Even if you manage to draw the line between both, it's gonna be a complicated one. You would have to factor in latitude, altitude, time of day, season, skin color, medications being used, family history of skin cancer...
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  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 20, 2014 6:45 AM GMT
    I take vitamin D everyday rain or shine!