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How does vitamin D affect my brain as I age?

Some experts think that vitamin D might help protect brain cells from damage as we age. For example, one study in Italy found that people age 65 or older who had a vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have extra problems with thinking and remembering as they aged. Researchers say vitamin D may be important to areas of the brain involved with planning, processing information and making new memories. But more studies are needed to understand whether taking a vitamin D supplement could help keep the brain working well over time. 

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