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Vitamin D deficiency linked to MS

Vitamin D can “dramatically” affect the immune system and could make people less susceptible to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say their study has shed light on how vitamin D deficiency may influence the risk of autoimmune diseases. The body produces vitamin D in response to… Read More »

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults — with and without dementia. In general, the investigators found, dementia patients had higher concentrations of certain compounds — including ammonia, indole and phenol — but lower levels… Read More »