Strong vitamin D-dementia link surprises researchers

Older people who do not get enough vitamin D may be doubling their risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a large study that has surprised researchers.

“We expected to find an association between low Vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but we actually found that the association was twice as strong as we anticipated,” says Dr David Llewellyn, co-author of the study published in the journal