More on the Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary

Further evidence points to the association between vitamin D deficiency and dementia risk. People over 65 with severe vitamin D deficiency have double the anticipated risk of developing dementia.

Further research is needed to clarify the public health implications.

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Reference

Low vitamin D ‘boosts dementia risk’. London: BBC Health News, August 7th 2014.

The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines appraisal explains this research further:

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Lack of vitamin D may ‘raise dementia risk’. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, August 7th 2014.

This relates to:

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Reference

Littlejohns, TJ. Henley, WE. [and] Lang, IA. [et al] (2014). Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease. Neurology. September 2nd 2014; 83(10): 920-8.

Possibly of interest (although not connected directly):

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Reference

Everyone ‘should take vitamin D pills’. London: BBC Health News, August 3rd 2015.

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