Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vitamin D to think faster

Brain Helath - Besides have a vital role in maintaining adequate bone density so that strong and not easy to osteoporosis, vitamin D apparently also have influence on speed of thinking of us, especially men. This is based on research published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

This health study examined more than 3100 men aged 40 years and over in eight cities in Europe, namely Florence, Leuven, Lodz, Poland; Malmo, Manchester, Santiago de Compostela, Szeged, Hungary, and Estonia.

The researchers took blood samples throughout the adam is to determine levels of vitamin D in the blood. Then the participants must perform three tests to test the speed of thought, namely the visual memory, visual recognition and speed of processing visual information.

The results were quite surprising, their blood levels of vitamin D in low turned out to have worse scores on tests of visual recognition and visual information processing.

One researcher David Lee, PhD, MPH of England's University of Manchester say that the results of this study may be related to geographical conditions for the best time for our bodies to produce vitamin D is when exposed to sunlight is, those who stay in place with little sunlight produced less vitamin D which in turn would affect the results of this research.

Be thankful that we are in a country with abundant sunshine, but even if we are rich in sunlight so what if thinking is still weak too, huh :


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