Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Sommer2017VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Isolde Sommer and Ursula Griebler and Christina Kien and Stefanie R Auer and Irma Klerings and Renate Hammer and Peter Holzer and Gerald Gartlehner},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Sunlight exposure and high vitamin D status have been hypothesised to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The objective of our research was to determine whether lack of sunlight and hypovitaminosis D over time are associated with dementia. METHODS We systematically searched MEDLINE (via PubMed), Cochrane Library, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, ICONDA, and reference lists of pertinent review articles from 1990 to October 2015. We conducted random effects meta-analyses of… CONTINUE READING
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