Vitamin D from sunshine could help keep dementia at bay

What does vitamin D bring to mind? Sunshine? Bone health? A boost to immunity?

Foods in supermarkets on promotion at the height of the coronavirus pandemic bore labels that boasted of their high vitamin D levels – specifically mushrooms which, exposed to ultraviolet light, deliver significant amounts of vitamin D2.

This fat-soluble vitamin has been touted in recent years as being good for us in a slew of ways, from safeguarding bone health to bolstering immunity. Laboratory studies show that vitamin D could even reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation.

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