Low levels of vitamin D may increase Alzheimer's disease risk
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August 13, 2014
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Low levels of vitamin D may increase Alzheimer's disease risk
A new study confirms a correlation between vitamin D levels and risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but does not say what causes which. For example, having dementia may cause vitamin D levels to go down, or there may be a third factor that affects both vitamin D levels and dementia risk. Clinical trials are necessary to investigate whether increasing vitamin D can delay or prevent Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to have provided some of the funding for this research.

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Hilarity for Charity engages millennials in fight against Alzheimer’s disease
Actress and writer Lauren Miller, along with husband Seth Rogen, co-founded Hilarity for Charity in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. The couple is dedicated to raising Alzheimer’s disease awareness among millennials, using hope and humor to rally the younger generation to fight Alzheimer’s.
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