Adequate vitamin D status in older age could delay or prevent the onset of dementia

Feart, C. et al. Associations of lower vitamin D concentrations with cognitive decline and long-term risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, Alzheimer’s & Dementia | Published online: 15 May 2017

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Introduction: Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with several chronic conditions; yet, its association with cognitive decline and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been inconsistent.

Discussion: This large prospective study of French older adults suggests that maintaining adequate vitamin D status in older age could contribute to slow down cognitive decline and to delay or prevent the onset of dementia, especially of AD etiology.

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