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The fact that vitamin D plays a role in the relationship between exercise and risk of heart disease is a new finding," said Chomistek. "This likely comes from being outside more. People who exercise tend to be out in the sun, which raises their vitamin D level. I don't think you'd get the same increase in vitamin D by staying inside and running on the treadmill."
Okay: So vitamin D is good for your heart. And exercise is good for your heart. But it doesn't actually seem like the two are that connected after all ...
Romney Talks Social Security With Retirees: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday spoke to residents from The Villages, Florida's largest retirement community.
Reassuring the crowd, almost all of whom were old enough to have started collecting their benefits, he explained, "Social Security is not going to change for anyone in this room." "Except for those two little ones right here," he joked, pointing at two grade-schoolers in the front row. (And they hardly seemed to mind that their plan might be changing down the road - after the event, they approach Mr. Romney for his autograph).
Romney said that he while he didn't believe Social Security was a 'Ponzi scheme' (as his fellow GOP contender Rick Perry has said), he was worried about it "becoming a Perry scheme" ( oh, politician humor! ...). The Romney campaign also released a web video yesterday attacking Perry's stance on Social Security.
Wednesday Quick Hits: Children of older fathers may be less intelligent ... Senate Democrats tweak President Obama's jobs bill ... A.C. Nielsen, who built the television market ratings firm responsible for the notorious Nielsen ratings, dies at 92 ... Proposal would make it easier for private debt collectors to call consumers' cellphones ... And how this term's Supreme Court decisions could affect older Americans.
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