Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Disease, and Vitamin D deficiency

       Researchers need to examine more closely the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and Vitamin D deficiency, according to William b. Grant, Ph.D. of the the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC).

            Earlier research reports have found low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] associated with increased risks for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, depression, dental caries, osteoporosis, and periodontal disease – considered risk factors for dementia or found to have preceded incidence of dementia. In addition, studies have reported that those with higher serum 25 ((OH)D levels had greatly reduced risk of incidence or death from cardiovascular diseases. And laboratory evidence for Vitamin D in neuroprotection and reducing inflammation  and biological evidence to suggest and important role of vitamin D in brain development and function.

            To learn more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090526140747.htm

Posted By Francis J. (Skip) Flynn, Psy.D.

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