Researchers find a vitamin D based treatment can halt, and even reverse, the course of multiple sclerosis in mouse models.
Optimal levels of Vitamin D are different, depending on a person's ethnic background. People with less than 20 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood are deficient. However, taking higher doses of vitamin D through supplements may not be beneficial, as previous studies have shown high dose supplements can increase bone fracture risks.
Middle-school aged children with vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely to develop externalizing behavior problems and mood disorders during adolescence than their peers with higher levels of the vitamin.
A new study reports certain nutritional supplements may increase the effectiveness of antidepressants.
Researchers report vitamin D levels affect perineuronal nets in the hippocampus. The study found vitamin D deficiency resulted in a significant decline in memory and learning in mouse models.
COVID-19 patients from countries with higher mortality rates for the infection had lower levels of vitamin D compared to those from countries with lower mortality rates. Findings suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of both more severe coronavirus infection and mortality as a result of contracting the virus.
A new study reports of an increased risk for developing multiple sclerosis later in life for babies born with lower levels of vitamin D.
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.
A new study reports a small group of people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis experienced improvement to their symptoms during the fall and winter seasons.
Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased number of brain lesions and signs of a more active disease state in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study finds, suggesting a potential link between intake of the vitamin and the risk of longer-term disability from the autoimmune disorder.
A new study confirms the link between vitamin D deficiency in newborns and an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life. Researchers report those born with a vitamin D deficiency had a 44% increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults.