Walk on the sunny side of life--epidemiology of hypovitaminosis D and mental health in elderly nursing home residents.

@article{Verhoeven2012WalkOT,
  title={Walk on the sunny side of life--epidemiology of hypovitaminosis D and mental health in elderly nursing home residents.},
  author={Veronique M Verhoeven and K Vanpuyenbroeck and Maja Lopez-Hartmann and Johan Wens and Roy Remmen},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={417-20}
}
OBJECTIVES Old age is a well-known risk factor for both depression and hypovitaminosis D, and an association between both conditions has been postulated. We document the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in nursing home residents, and we examine the link with self-reported depressive symptoms and pharmacotherapy for depression. DESIGN Cross- sectional. SETTING nursing homes in Antwerp, Belgium. PARTICIPANTS Healthy elderly (n=589), with a mean age of 84 years. MEASUREMENTS We detected… CONTINUE READING
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