Vitamin D is only good for your bones? Think Again!

by Team NCNR | April 24, 2016 Views :

It’s a good time to be Vitamin D.

Scientific results continue to pile up for the prohormone’s benefits. There is already a wide body of scientific research that supports vitamin D’s positive effects on bone health, and now there is evidence for even more benefits.

Research is still emerging on the effects of vitamin D on cognitive health.

What does the research say?

A recent study showed that low vitamin D levels in elderly patients doubled the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Yes, doubled! The study, which was the largest of its kind, was published in the online medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

A recent study showed that low vitamin D levels in elderly patients doubled the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Yes, doubled!

The researchers  found that those patients with low levels of vitamin D in their blood (25-50 nanomole per litre) were 53% more likely to develop dementia, while those who are severely deficient (less than 25 nmol/L) had a 125% increased risk, compared to those with normal levels (more than 50 nmol/L).

Meanwhile, people with lower levels of the vitamin D were almost 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This number rose to 120% for those severely deficient in vitamin D.

The study examined blood levels of vitamin D in 1,658 people over the age of 65 who did not have cardiovascular disease, dementia or a history of strokes when the study began. Over an average period of 5.6 years since the commencement of the study, 171 of the participants had developed dementia and 102 had developed Alzheimer’s disease. The samples were taken from a cardiovascular study conducted in 1992–1993 and in 1999 on residents of the United States.

Vitamin D receptors all over our bodies and there’s a long list of health markers that are influenced by the presence of adequate levels of vitamin D.

Bottom line:
At this point, it’s hard to dispute that vitamin D is responsible for many different processes in the body. There are vitamin D receptors all over our bodies. As such, there’s a long list of health markers that are influenced by the presence of adequate levels of vitamin D.
Add some vitamin D to your diet. Right now!

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    On: September 13, 2016 By: Babu Narra
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