Vitamin B(12) deficiency and depression in physically disabled older women: epidemiologic evidence from the Women's Health and Aging Study.

@article{Penninx2000VitaminBD,
  title={Vitamin B(12) deficiency and depression in physically disabled older women: epidemiologic evidence from the Women's Health and Aging Study.},
  author={Brenda W. J. H. Penninx and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci and Linda P. Fried and Robert H. Allen and Sally P. Stabler},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 5},
  pages={715-21}
}
OBJECTIVE It has been hypothesized that adequate concentrations of vitamin B(12) and folate are essential to maintain the integrity of the neurological systems involved in mood regulation, but epidemiologic evidence for such a link in the general population is unavailable. This study examined whether community-dwelling older women with metabolically significant vitamin B(12) or folate deficiency are particularly prone to depression. METHOD Serum levels of vitamin B(12), folate, methylmalonic… CONTINUE READING
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