The findings of an extensive meta-analysis study reveal vitamin D supplementation may help to alleviate symptoms of depression.
Study reveals a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and chronic inflammation. Researchers suggest boosting vitamin D in those with a deficiency may help to reduce inflammation.
Researchers found an association between low vitamin D levels and reduced brain volume. Lower vitamin D was also linked to an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Up to 17% of dementia cases could be prevented by increasing vitamin D.
Only 1 in 3 infants enrolled in the government's WIC program are receiving the daily recommended dose of vitamin d, a new study reports. Vitamin d deficiency plays a role in a number of disorders including rickets, multiple sclerosis, and type 2 diabetes.
Study reveals there is no evidence a six-month course of vitamin D supplementation improves mental or physical health for those with psychosis. However, while vitamin D supplementation did not improve symptoms, 77% of patients experienced vitamin D deficiencies.
Diet and exercise can influence hippocampal neurogenesis, researchers say. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise have detrimental effects on hippocampal neurogenesis, increasing the risk for dementia.
Cancer patients with vitamin D deficiency under palliative care reported a decreased need for opioids to control pain and reduced symptoms of fatigue when given vitamin D supplementation.
Animal studies and analysis of human data reveal a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of both opioid addiction and sun-seeking behaviors.
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may explain why males are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls. The study reports prenatal vitamin d deficiency increases testosterone in the developing male brain.
Higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy were linked to increased IQ in children.
Vitamin D3 supplements do not help to lift mood in those who suffer from depression. Researchers say there is no significant benefit for vitamin D supplements to help prevent depression or to improve mood.