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Vitamin D and Mental Agility

Scientists have found more evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.

Cognitive function is the level at which your brain is able to manage and use available information for activities of daily life. Metabolic pathways for vitamin D have been found in the hippocampus and cerebellum, which are brain areas involved in planning, processing, and forming new memories. This suggests that vitamin D may play a role in cognitive processes.

Eurekalert reports:

“The study involved more than 1,000 participants receiving home care. The researchers evaluated associations between measured vitamin D blood concentrations and neuropsychological tests ... Only 35 percent [of the participants] had sufficient vitamin D blood levels. They had better cognitive performance on the tests than those in the deficient and insufficient categories”.

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