Vitamin D Supplements May be Fending Off People’s Dementia, New Large Study Shows–Especially in Females
Taking vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia, according to a new, large-scale study with 12,388 participants who were dementia-free when they signed up.
To examine the vitamin’s association for participants with a mean age of 71, researchers at the University of Calgary’s Brain Institute in Canada and the University of Exeter in the UK partnered with the US National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center.
Of the group, 37 percent (4,637) took vitamin D supplements.
The team found that it was associated with 40 percent fewer dementia diagnoses in the group who took supplements.