Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with age-related macular degeneration.-MDA

Men and the Power of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a number of health risks, including depression, erectile dysfunction, cancer, and heart attack.
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People have been searching for a miracle drug–a single compound that could cure all that ails us–for hundreds of years. And the search hasn’t been terribly successful. But over the past decade or so, science may have gotten as close as it ever has to that ever-elusive miracle drug. Best of all, it’s either free or pretty close to free. The name of this magical compound? Vitamin D.

Insufficient levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with a variety of negative health outcomes.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Researchers at the University of Sheffield (in the UK), were doing a study of patients with IBS and found that 82 percent of them had “insufficient levels” of the vitamin. IBS affects about 10-15 percent of the population and can be debilitating to those who suffer with it. Low levels of vitamin D have been found in people suffering from other gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease. “It was clear from our findings that many people with IBS should have their vitamin D levels tested,” said Dr. Bernard Corfe,
the study’s lead researcher, in a university press release. “And the data suggests that they may benefit from supplementation with vitamin D.”
Cognitive Decline – Researchers from Rutgers University and the University of California, Davis, studied nearly 400 people ages 60-90 and found that seniors who don’t get enough vitamin D “experience more rapid cognitive decline over time” than those who do get enough. “[O]n average, people with low vitamin D declined two to three times as fast as those with adequate vitamin D,” wrote Joshua Miller, one of the study’s lead authors and a professor of nutritional science at Rutgers. Those findings held true regardless of race or ethnicity…..
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Source: The Good Men Project
 

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