Dementia: Lack of vitamin D could have ‘causal effect’ on dementia warns study

Dementia: Lack of vitamin D could have ‘causal effect’ on dementia warns study

Most of the body’s organs remove waste with the help of the lymphatic system, but the brain uses a different plumbing system.

The cerebrospinal fluid relies on the pulse of the arteries to actively wash the brain, collecting garbage, a mechanism known as the glymphatic system.

When this system fails, superfluous proteins accumulate between the neurons of the organ, preventing communication between cells.

Vitamin D, thanks to its neuroprotective qualities, is believed to protect brain cells against such damage.

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