Extremely interesting findings. I need to spend more time in the sunshine soaking up the “D”.
Elderly people with a moderate-to-severe Vitamin D deficiency are significantly more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published this week, confirming a link that was much stronger than what the researchers had anticipated.
An international team of researchers spent six years looking at 1,658 Americans, aged 65 or older, who at the start of the study had not suffered from dementia, cardiovascular disease or a stroke—and who could walk without assistance. The team found that adults who were moderately deficient in Vitamin D were 53% more likely to develop a form of dementia; those with a severe deficiency were 125% more likely to be stricken with the disease.
The researchers emphasized that the study, partially funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and published online in Neurology, shows a correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and dementia but does not establish a causal link.
“Clinical trials are…
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