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Nutrients linked to brain lesions

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11:43am, June 12, 2007

Physicians, nutritionists, and health magazines advocate increased consumption of calcium and vitamin D. Together, the nutrients build strong bones, while vitamin D offers a bevy of benefits on its own—from fighting cancer to improving people's gums. The aging brain may not share in those benefits, however.

In a new study, greater consumption of either nutrient correlated with more and bigger brain lesions in elderly volunteers.

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