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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A new study conducted at the University of Exeter, UK, has shown that vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to the development of Alzheimer disease and dementia.

The study looked at the blood concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin
D (25(OH)D), the biomarker for vitamin D, in 1,658 elderly Americans aged 65 and over (the average age was 73), who took part in the Cardiovascular Health Study. The subjects were followed for an average of 5.6 years to assess the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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