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(EurekAlert)   Brains more better work with a touch of the D   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Brain, Human brain, Cognition, vitamin D levels, Tufts University, Dementia, brain tissue, Neurology  
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1072 clicks; posted to STEM » on 08 Dec 2022 at 7:50 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 8:22:56 AM  
Get some sun people. There's a happy medium between never letting sunlight touch your skin and tanning to leather.

Also eat some fish occasionally.
 
2022-12-08 9:02:30 AM  

Boudyro: Get some sun people. There's a happy medium between never letting sunlight touch your skin and tanning to leather. Also eat some fish occasionally.


Yes. Not a huge vitamin fan, but if I could only take one thing, it would be vitamin D.

Colds, flu and Covid severity are related to low vitamin D levels, too.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33340885/

A 10% increase in relative sunlight decreases the influenza index in September or October by 1.1 points on a 10-point scale. A second, complementary study employs a separate data set to study flu incidence in counties in New York State. The results are strongly in accord.

One theory is that, every time you catch the flu, you get a little brain damage. People can get a little brain damage and it is OK. But over the years, it adds up, eventually to dementia.

See also: Flu vaccines protect against Alzheimer's.
 
2022-12-08 9:21:41 AM  
Given Seattle's status as a tech hub, this is ironic since everyone in the pacific northwest if Vitamin D deficient.

Maybe this explains Microsoft's hiat and miss releases. Years where the programmers got more Vitamin D on their commute resulted in better products.
 
2022-12-08 10:19:47 AM  

I'm Mr. Meeseeks!: Given Seattle's status as a tech hub, this is ironic since everyone in the pacific northwest if Vitamin D deficient.

Maybe this explains Microsoft's hiat and miss releases. Years where the programmers got more Vitamin D on their commute resulted in better products.


I didn't know this until today but apparently if you live more than 37 degrees off the equator you should take a little extra care to get D in the winter.

Apparently the sun doesn't get high enough in the winter sky at those latitudes. The radiation that triggers Vitamin D production in the skin doesn't make it through the atmosphere.
 
2022-12-08 11:28:19 AM  
I take 4000 units of D per day. With my omega supplement because D is fat soluble. My fiance can tell if I miss a couple days because my mood gets irradic. Nothing has helped my mood disorder more than D+Omegas.

My brother takes 10000. It brought vision back to his left eye when he went blind from MS. Dr prescribed.

My mom takes 50000 units Dr prescribed. MS is a biatch.

Vitamin D, science is too far behind, just take it.
 
2022-12-08 3:33:20 PM  

Boudyro: Get some sun people. There's a happy medium between never letting sunlight touch your skin and tanning to leather.

Also eat some fish occasionally.


Who eats fish? They are all contaminated with oil, medications, and plastics.
 
2022-12-08 3:34:25 PM  

transporter_ii: Boudyro: Get some sun people. There's a happy medium between never letting sunlight touch your skin and tanning to leather. Also eat some fish occasionally.

Yes. Not a huge vitamin fan, but if I could only take one thing, it would be vitamin D.

Colds, flu and Covid severity are related to low vitamin D levels, too.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33340885/

A 10% increase in relative sunlight decreases the influenza index in September or October by 1.1 points on a 10-point scale. A second, complementary study employs a separate data set to study flu incidence in counties in New York State. The results are strongly in accord.

One theory is that, every time you catch the flu, you get a little brain damage. People can get a little brain damage and it is OK. But over the years, it adds up, eventually to dementia.

See also: Flu vaccines protect against Alzheimer's.


Is that a theory or a hypothesis?
 
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