Tag Archives: Vitamin D

Vitamin D May Not Offer Protection Against Neurological Diseases? (NHS Choices / Nutritional Neuroscience / BJPsych Open)

Summary A recent systematic review of studies into the role of Vitamin D exposure levels / deficiency or supplementation in four neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease) found little conclusive evidence for any … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Potential Environmental Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer Scotland / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Experts at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre have compiled a list of the environmental factors which are thought likely to contribute to the risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference List of dementia environmental risk factors drawn … Continue reading

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Northern Countries: Environmental Risk Factors Behind Geographical Variations in Dementia Risk? (BBC News / Epidemiology)

Summary People living further north appear to be more likely to develop dementia. Scientists mapped prevalence of dementia in Scotland among 37,000 people born in 1921. A second study involved over 26,000 Swedish twins living in different parts of that … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Epidemiological Studies, Risk Factors and Prevention

Some of the following articles are available freely, but a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or one-off payment may be needed for access to the full-text of the other articles. The Bibliographic Citations da Silva, J. Goncalves-Pereira, M. Xavier, … Continue reading

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Falls and Hip Fracture Reduction Using Vitamin D Supplementation in Vascular Parkinsonism (Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management)

Summary This study investigated the potential of Vitamin D supplementation for reducing the risk of falls and fragility hip fractures in patients with vascular Parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The evidence suggests that vitamin D decreases falls and hip … Continue reading

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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Late September 2012)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here are … Continue reading

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