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Title: Vitamin D: Many Benefits; Optimal Dose Uncertain, Sept 16, 2009
Full article at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2009-mchi/5417.html
Excerpt: "ROCHESTER, Minn. — Vitamin D appears to boost health from head to toe, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. ... Recent reports on vitamin D suggest that it offers many benefits, especially for older adults. Findings point to improved balance, reduction in the risk of bone fractures, and better thinking skills such as planning, organizing and abstract thinking. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, infections such as tuberculosis, and periodontal disease. Low vitamin D levels also may affect certain cancers, including colon, breast and prostate cancers."
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