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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

Study finds potential new mechanism for vitamin D’s role in brain health

New research published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests a new anti-inflammatory mechanism for vitamin D in the brain.

There are many factors that contribute to overall brain health. Researchers are increasingly finding that vitamin D plays a role in many of these factors. For example, vitamin D has been suggested to help prevent neurons from becoming tangled, which is commonly seen in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

The complexity of the brain means that research on vitamin D needs to look at all of the intricacies in order to understand the full role for vitamin D in mental health and the brain.

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  About: Jeff Nicklas

Jeff Nicklas was a staff member for the Vitamin D Council from October 2013 to January 2015. He is now pursuing his passion for public health through graduate studies.