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Vitamin D affects depression in the elderly

According to a study conducted by researchers from Dublin’s Trinity College, the lack of vitamin D affects the development of depression in the elderly. “Vitamin D deficiency in the body of an elderly person in 75% of cases leads to depression,” the scientists said.

Irish medics were reminded that vitamin D is produced by ultraviolet rays, and the concentration of this vitamin affects the process of learning important for the health of minerals (in particular phosphor and calcium). Too low levels of vitamin D in older people, according to them, is associated with the loss of valuable health substances and the development of inflammation in the body. Likely to develop depression as a natural consequence of the negative processes in the body.

“Vitamin D deficiency in the body of the elderly can affect health for several years, to speed the return of depression. Specifically, this deficit leads to a high probability of the oppressed and depressed state, which may persist for three to four years,” said the authors of the project.
Scientists said that in the elderly depression can significantly affect functions of the body, leading to the development of many diseases. However, they stressed that provoking depression vitamin D deficiency is easy enough kompensiruet with proper nutrition. Among the products the most significant content of this vitamin differ seaweed and fatty fish. In addition, to maintain normal levels of vitamin D in the body doctors recommend to be in the sun at least twice a week for 10-30 minutes.

Earlier Magicforum wrote that lack of vitamin D in the blood of man at his birth is associated with the development of schizophrenia.