There seems to be an almost constant stream of research proving the importance of vitamin D for so many areas of our health and wellbeing.
This was a six year study on over 1,000 people aged 65 and over, carried out by a team of international researchers who suggest that this is the largest and most robust study of its kind.
The researchers found that those with good levels of vitamin D had a one in 10 chance of developing dementia compared to a one in 5 chance for those who were severely deficient in this vitamin.
The researchers concluded that ‘our results confirm that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This adds to the ongoing debate about the role of vitamin D in non-skeletal conditions.’
Make sure you are not deficient in vitamin D by checking your level with a simple home finger prick blood test.
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