Parkinson's Disease Linked to Low Vitamin D

December 2008
Environmental Nutrition;Dec2008, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on the findings of the study by researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia regarding the role of vitamin D in Parkinsonism. The research found 55% of patients with Parkinson's disease had low levels of vitamin D compared to 41% of those with Alzheimer's disease. According to researchers, lower levels of vitamin D are linked with Parkinson's disease.


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