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Vitamin D Fights Parkinson's Disease Too

The number of weapons at your disposal to fight Parkinson's disease has grown with the discovery by Korean researchers that a biologically active form of vitamin D works like a natural anti-inflammatory to prevent it.

The study compared the genetic makeup of 85 Korean patients with Parkinson's disease to a control group of more than 200 healthy patients. Scientists discovered the overexpression of the b allele caused the vitamin D receptor genes (VDRG) of Parkinson's patients to react differently than those in the control group, thus making them more susceptible to this debilitating disease.

Vitamin D joins a growing list of natural treatments that can reduce your risk of Parkinson's:

Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 20, Issue 3, June 2005: 495-98 Free Full Text Article

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