Too Little Supplement D May Hasten Mental Decline: TUESDAY.
It is unclear what vitamin D might be doing, said research author Joshua Miller, seat of the division of dietary sciences at Rutgers University College of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick, N.J. There is good evidence that vitamin D enters all cells of your body, including the brain, Miller said, so it’s possible that vitamin D protects the mind from developing the plaques and tangles that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, there’s an excellent chance that a lot of people over 75 in the United States are supplement D-deficient, he noted. Miller cautioned that there surely is no evidence that taking vitamin D supplements can slow mental decline, as this scholarly study just showed an association between the two. (more…)