Lack of Vitamin D Boosts Depression Risk

People over the age of 65 have increased risk of depressive symptoms if they have low vitamin D levels. The link is stronger in women than men.

The World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that by 2030 more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Currently, 120 million people are affected by depression worldwide.

NutraIngredients reports:

“... the vitamin has been reported to affect proteins in the brain known to be directly involved in learning and memory, motor control, and possibly even maternal and social behavior.”

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