Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunbathing makes you smarter.

  • Higher levels of vitamin D ,sythesized in the skin after being exposed to the sun and found in oily fish, are associated with increased brain power among middle-aged men, according to a new British study.
  • The link between increased vitamin D and faster information processing was more significant in men aged 60 years old , although the biological reasons for this remain unclear.
  • Men with higher levels of vitamin D performed consistenly better in a simple and sensitive neuropsychological test that asses an individual's attention and speed of information processing .
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