NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines covers Chinese and Canadian research, based on both humans and animals, indicating potential associations between Vitamin A deficiency and later development of Alzheimer’s Disease.
“ …vitamin A deficiency is a problem in the developing world, particularly among pregnant women, the elderly and young children”.
Note: Vitamin A supplements are usually unnecessary for persons in the developed world eating a balanced diet. They can be harmful in pregnancy and for older adults.
Vitamin A deficiency linked to Alzheimer’s disease. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, January 27th 2017.
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Zeng, J. Chen, L. [and] Wang, Z. [et al] (2017). Marginal vitamin A deficiency facilitates Alzheimer’s pathogenesis. Acta Neuropathologica. January 27th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].