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People over 65 should take a daily vitamin D supplement to help prevent falls, according to research.  This cuts their risk of falling by 19% if they take 17.5mg to 25mg per day, says research in BMJ Journal online. Daily Telegraph 3.10.09

  • Initial tests show the substance oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil may protect the brain against the toxic brain chemicals that cause Alzheimer’s.  Research by Dr. Paul Breslin at Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia, USA.   Published in “Toxicology & Allied Pharmacology” journal.   Further research is needed. Daily Telegraph 3.10.09

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