Taking Vitamin D 'may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease'



Women should take Vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

Two new studies show that women who don't have enough Vitamin D as they hit middle age are at greater risk of going into mental decline and developing Alzheimer's. The first of the studies found that women who developed Alzheimer's disease had lower vitamin D intakes than those who did not develop the illness.

Dr Cedric Annweiler, of Angers University Hospital in France, looked at data from nearly 500 women who participated in the Toulouse cohort of the Epidemiology of Osteoporosis study. He found that women who developed Alzheimer's had an average vitamin D intake of 50.3 micrograms a week, whereas those who developed other forms of dementia had an average of 63.6 micrograms per week, and those who didn't develop dementia at all averaged 59 micrograms.

Source  - Daily Mail