Lack Of Vitamin D and Dementia?

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging


September 13  

Older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

In looking at more than 1600 people older than 65, and for 6 years, the researchers found:

All were free from dementia, cardiovascular disease and stroke at the start of the study.

At the end of the study they found the 1,169 with good levels of vitamin D had a one in 10 chance of developing dementia. Seventy were severely deficient - and they had around a one in five risk of dementia.

More research needs to be done, and done looking at the differences between Vitamin D supplements or getting more sunshine by being outside.

And if looking at supplements, making sure they are not synthetics;
but real food!

For me, it's another example that simple things like eating well, getting outside, or exercising can reduce the risk of dementia....


Thank you!!

  • That’s a very interesting fact Lynn! We should really have to go outside especially during morning to absorb more vitamin D naturally. We can also intake complete multivitamins tablets to boost our body’s immune system as we grow older.

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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.