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Depression, Low Vitamin D Major Risk Factors for Dementia

A new study confirms that older adults who don't get enough of the essential nutrient vitamin D could double their risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The study, published in Neurology , examined blood tests from 1,658 people over the age of 65. None of the volunteers had dementia.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Vitamin D appears to be a marker of general good health. That’s why low Vitamin D levels seem to be associated with so many chronic diseases. However, association is different than causing them.

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