Vitamin B6 level is associated with symptoms of depression.

  title={Vitamin B6 level is associated with symptoms of depression.},
  author={Anne-Mette Hvas and Svend Juul and Per Bech and Ebba Nex\o},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  volume={73 6},
BACKGROUND A low level of vitamin B6 might theoretically cause depression as vitamin B6 is a cofactor in the tryptophan-serotonin pathway. In the present study, we examined the association between depression and the phosphate derivative of vitamin B6 in plasma, pyridoxal phosphate (PLP). METHODS In 140 individuals, symptoms of depression were evaluated by the Major Depression Inventory, and biochemical markers of vitamin B deficiency were measured. RESULTS We found that 18 (13%) individuals… CONTINUE READING
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