12/04/2012 05:33 pm ET

Vitamin D Tied To Women's Brain Health

Women who don’t get enough vitamin D as they age may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline and impairment, two new studies suggest.

The studies, published in the Journals of Gerontology, Series A (Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences), found that vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, seems to play an important role in maintaining brain health in older women.

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