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Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

Posted on August 7th 2014
in Project update

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Older people are more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease if they are severely Vitamin D deficient, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted.

An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, funded in part by the Alzheimer's Association and supported by NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (also known as PenCLAHRC), studied elderly Americans who took part in the Cardiovascular Health Study. They discovered that adults who were moderately deficient in vitamin D had a 53 per cent increased risk of developing dementia of any kind,...

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