Older patients with very low levels of vitamin D have about a 122% increased risk for dementia compared with those with higher levels, according to a large, prospective, population-based study.
August 06, 2014
The study provides “robust evidence” of the link between vitamin D and cognition and adds important new information to the association, said study author David J. Llewellyn, PhD, senior research fellow in clinical epidemiology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. “
For those of you who have elderly parents, this is an important piece of information for you. Testing for Vitamin D levels in your blood is easily done in most doctor’s office and taking vitamin D is even easier.