A new study has suggested that “Senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were both significantly higher in people with low levels of vitamin D, compared to those with normal levels, when tested up to six years before the onset of symptoms, scientists found.”

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, that comes from mainly animal food sources, but also can be found in supplements and exposing the skin to sunlight.

This recent study was carried out over 6 years on 1,659 people aged 65 and over, free from dementia, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Their blood was monitored for Vitamin D levels and those found with a severe deficiency in Vitamin D were at 125 per cent higher risk of dementia, while there was a 122 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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