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Low Vitamin D Levels and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

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Vitamin D and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

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SOURCE:   Neurology 2014 (Sep 2);   83 (10):   920–928 ~ FULL TEXT

This new Vitamin D study, published online in Neurology, tracked 1,658 elderly men and women for 5 years. At the start of the study, none of them suffered from dementia. The researchers controlled for many dementia risk factors — including age, education, sex, body mass index, smoking, alcohol use, diabetes and hypertension. They found that those individuals with vitamin D levels BELOW 50 (nanomoles per liter) experienced a 53 percent increased risk for all-cause dementia, and a 69 percent increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. People with readings of 25 or less were more than twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

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  1. eva jones December 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I’d like to share this on my Facebook, but it comes up as an error. Please check into this. I’d also like to know if Dr. Painter has any colleagues he would recommend in the Topeka, KS area or close to central Missouri.

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