Higher vitamin D Intake associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Higher vitamin D Intake associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s

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. 

The latest, published in the medical Neurology, shows a link between low vitamin D in the over 65s and an increased risk of developing dementia.

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.’

Higher dietary levels of vitamin D are linked with a reduced risk of many conditions including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, depression and several forms of cancer.

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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