Vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and worse cognitive performance in older adults.

@article{Wilkins2006VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and worse cognitive performance in older adults.},
  author={Consuelo H. Wilkins and Yvette I. Sheline and Catherine M. Roe and Stanley J. Birge and John C Morris},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={
          1032-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is common in older adults and has been implicated in psychiatric and neurologic disorders. This study examined the relationship among vitamin D status, cognitive performance, mood, and physical performance in older adults. METHODS A cross-sectional group of 80 participants, 40 with mild Alzheimer disease (AD) and 40 nondemented persons, were selected from a longitudinal study of memory and aging. Cognitive function was assessed using the Short Blessed Test (SBT… CONTINUE READING

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