Low vitamin D levels linked to accelerated cognitive decline
… Researchers at Rutgers University and the University of California, Davis, published a new study September 14, 2015 in the journal JAMA Neurology that adds to these benefits and suggests low vitamin D levels are associated with accelerated cognitive decline in the elderly.
Joshua W. Miller and his colleagues from the University of California, Davis, evaluated how vitamin D levels correlated with cognitive function among elderly persons. The average age of the study participants was 75.5, and the populations included both males and females, Caucasians, African Americans and Hispanics. Approximately half of the participants had normal cognitive function at the beginning of the study, while 17.5 percent had dementia and 32.7 percent had mild cognitive impairment….
Vitamin D Status and Rates of Cognitive Decline in a Multiethnic Cohort of Older Adults
JAMA Neurol doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2115
Published online September 14, 2015
longitudinal multiethnic cohort study