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Can Vitamin D slow ageing?

8th November 2007

Researchers say that a vitamin made when sunlight hits the skin could help slow down the ageing of cells and tissues.

Experts from King’s College London studied more than 2,160 women aged between 18 and 79 and found those with higher vitamin D levels showed fewer ageing-related changes in their DNA.

One of the study’s authors, Professor Tim Spector, said: “Although it might sound absurd, it’s possible that the same sunshine which may increase our risk of skin cancer may also have a healthy effect on the ageing process in general.?


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