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Vitamin D in low levels may lead to depression among older people


Posted by Nirmala N.

According to a recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, soaking in plenty of sunshine and drinking lots of milk could help you ward off depression early in your life. Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) in low levels in the blood is linked to increased parathyroid hormone levels that may lead to depression in older adults. While the study doesn't necessarily talk about how early in life you should make vitamin D an integral part of your diet, the assertion is that depression among older adults is due to a combination of life changes and physical changes that occur over a number of years.

 
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I have often wondered if a drop in activity level could have been a cause for depression. However, if they're less active it's likely they are getting less sunshine so that would make sense.
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