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Lack of Vitamin D could increase risk of dementia

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New research from Exeter University says a lack of Vitamin D is associated with a much greater increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.

A team, led by Dr David Llewellyn from the University's Medical School found that the study participants who were severely deficient in Vitamin D were more than twice as likely to develop the conditions. Vitamin D is found in foods such as oily fish.

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40 per cent of us scared to admit dementia

52,000 people in the South West have been diagnosed with dementia Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Forty per cent of people in the South West would find it difficult to tell their families if they thought they had dementia. That's according to a poll commissioned by Alzheimer's Society published today.

The Society is warning it could mean thousands of people in the region are struggling with the disease, without the support of their families. At the moment, 52,000 people in the South West have been diagnosed with dementia.

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