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Study: Higher Vitamin D Intake Decreases Dementia Risk

Study: Higher Vitamin D Intake Decreases Dementia Risk

Higher vitamin D intake decreases the risk of dementia, suggests a recent study in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia. Vitamin D is created in skin in response to direct sunlight. It is also found in small amounts in some foods such as oily fish as well as foods fortified with vitamin D such as dairy products, breakfast cereal, and orange juice . Most foods are not a great source of vitamin D necessitating intake of Vitamin D supplementation to boost vitamin D levels.

According to WHO, Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday activities. Globally, around 50 million people are affected by dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Low vitamin D circulating levels and low vitamin D intake has been associated with increased risk for dementia. Chen Zhao, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA, and colleagues aimed to examine the association between vitamin D intake and dementia in a multiethnic cohort. Read More...

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