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Low vitamin D is linked to faster cognitive decline in older adults

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4916 (Published 15 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4916
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A low vitamin D concentration is associated with a more rapid decline in cognitive function among older adults, concludes a multi-ethnic cohort study.1

The research, published in JAMA Neurology, also found that vitamin D concentrations were significantly lower among African American and Hispanic people than among white participants.

The US study enrolled 382 people with an average age of 75.5 years who had their cognitive function and vitamin D levels assessed at baseline and then annually for an average of 4.8 …

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