A new study featured on Science Daily reveals that low levels of vitamin D in the body may cause brain damage.

Researchers from the University of Kentucky fed middle-aged mice a diet that was low in vitamin D for several months. After the experiment, they found that the mice’s brains were more prone to damage caused by free radicals, resulting in poor memory and learning.

Previous studies have also shown that low levels of the said vitamin may increase the risk of heart ailments and mortality rate.

This is why researchers recommend that individuals, especially older adults, ask their doctor about going for a vitamin D-rich diet. Getting enough morning sun exposure and drinking supplements may also improve vitamin D levels in the body.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos


(Photo by Clyde Robinson via Flickr Creative Commons)

Personal Loan Calculator
Use this calculator to know how much you'll be paying based on current interests of banks.*
This is required.
This is required.
*Rates can change without prior notice.
Continue
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Lauren Reid Shares the Mistakes She Made When She Started Her Food Business

"I didn't calculate the cost until about a month later but it's all lessons learned."

Makeup Tips That Will Make Large Pores Less Visible

Are you accidentally making your pores look bigger?
Load More Stories