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More news about VitaminD

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:42 am
by Alex

March 15, 2012 — A team of researchers has uncovered the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help clear amyloid-beta from the brain, the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

"This new study helped clarify the key mechanisms involved, which will help us better understand the usefulness of vitamin D3 and curcumin as possible therapies for Alzheimer's disease," Milan Fiala, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, notes in a written statement.

The study also supports mounting evidence that adequate levels of vitamin D "may be a key factor in AD prevention," the researchers say. Their work was published March 6 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.