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“D”isease Prevention

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Posted on Feb 03, 2016, 6 a.m.

Importance of Vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases reaffirmed.

Reviewing evidence that suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, researchers from Loyola University (Illinois, USA) reaffirm the pivotal role of Vitamin D to prevent and treat aging-related diseases.  Sue Penckofer and colleagues write that: “current evidence regarding the role that vitamin D may play in diseases associated with aging and addresses the need for well-designed randomized trials to examine its benefit on health outcomes in the older adult.”

Meehan M, Penckofer S.  “The Role of Vitamin D in the Aging Adult.”  J Aging & Geron. December 2014, pages 60-71

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