Vitamin D And Cognitive Decline


Again beating a dead horse here…the benefits of Vit D are truly too many to count.  This particular study looked at the risk of cognitive decline and Vit D levels in the blood in those older than 65 yoa and found that those with < 25 nmol / L had a 60% greater risk of “substantive cognitive decline.”  Talk about a simple approach.  And considering that these researchers used a cutoff of 25 nmol / L (“optimal” levels are >60 nmol / L) the benefits at optimal serum levels are likely to be much greater.  One of the reasons I think that Vit D has taken so long to catch on is that this would require the national “health” powers that be to put their collective feet in their mouths.  For so long it has been drilled into us to avoid the sun at all costs.  Turns out this info is as destructive to our collective health as the USDA food guide pyramid.  I always advocate reasonable sun exposure coupled with Vit D supplementation.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.