In a surprise finding, researchers at University of Exeter Medical School have proven a link between Vitamin D deficiency and a massively increased risk of dementia. Findings showed a huge discrepancy in risk for those severely deficient in the vitamin.
Health shops often have vitamin supplements for sale. However, with vitamin D research suggests that very high blood levels of vitamin D confer no additional benefit and could, in fact, be potentially harmful.
Recent scientific research reveals that vitamin D deficiency is common in sick children, it could raise death risk in older adults, and that normal supply of vitamin D is important for brain development and function.
A CopD study conducted by researchers in Copenhagen has confirmed the importance of vitamin D for good health, but revealed that high levels of vitamin D are linked to increased mortality rates.
Menopausal and postmenopausal women's risks for many diseases increases, and sticking to a healthy diet is one natural preventive measure. Recent studies that analysed the diets of peri- and postmenopausal Spanish women found vitamin D deficiency common.