Vit D supplements not recommended for depression

Vitamin D supplements should not be prescribed to treat patients with depression, two prominent Australian specialists say, after new research dispelled the longstanding belief that low vitamin D levels cause the illness.

Levels less than 50nmol/L were associated with an increased risk of current depression, but not past or future depression, according to a WA study of more than 3000 older men.

The finding suggested that the link between vitamin D and