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The latest on stroke risk and vitamin D

Posted on: April 4, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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Of all the common causes of disability, many people fear strokes the most. A stroke is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in brain’s blood supply. This can be due to blockage or leakage of blood. As a result, one might have the inability to move the limbs, inability to talk, vision or multiple other problems. A rare but disastrous stroke causes the “locked-in” syndrome, a condition in which a patient is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. I will always remember a man with the locked in syndrome from medical school who silently started to cry as the doctors callously talked about his “locked in” condition across his bed.

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1 Response to The latest on stroke risk and vitamin D

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    That paper and 40 or so others on stroke and vitamin D are at
    http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1353
    Yes – strong indication that vitamin D reduces strokes , hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

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