Vit D dementia study 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 Neurology.

For the study, 1,658 people over the age of 65 who were dementia

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