Finnish researchers from from Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare measured vitamin D levels in 3,000 people. Their results published in Archives of Neurology have said that having low vitamin D levels may increase a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.
People with the lowest levels of the sunshine vitamin had a three-fold higher risk. Experts said vitamin D could be helping to protect the nerve cells gradually lost by people with the disease.
Parkinson’s UK said further research was required.
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