Sunday, December 11, 2022


In a recent research conducted at Tufts University in the US, the researchers found that people who had higher levels of vitamin D in their brains had better cognitive function.

Scientists examined the amount of Vitamin-D in the brain cells of different people. After the study, they revealed that adults who suffered from varying rates of cognitive decline had better cognitive function with higher levels of vitamin D in their brains. The researchers said that this study could help them better understand Dementia and its causes.

There are about 55 million people in the world suffering from dementia and the number is increasing. Through the study, the researchers wanted to know about the conditions which cause dementia to develop the possible treatment to stop or slow down the disease.

Vitamin-D can be found in fatty fish, fortified juices

Previous studies cleared that vitamin D supports a number of body functions, including immune responses and maintaining healthy bones.

This research reinforces the importance of studying how food and nutrients create resilience to protect the ageing brain against diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

The vitamin-D can be found in fatty fish and fortified drinks such as milk or orange juice. Brief exposure to sunlight also provides people with a dose of vitamin D. High levels of vitamin D in four specific regions of the brain correlated with better cognitive function.

Two of the four regions of the brain examined by researchers are associated with changes linked to Alzheimer’s while one is associated with forms of dementia linked to blood flow, and one without any known associations with cognitive decline related to Alzheimer’s or vascular disease. However, the levels of vitamin D in the brain did not associate with any of the physiological markers.

Scientists said that it remains unclear how exactly vitamin D might affect brain function. Vitamin-D is present in reasonable amounts in human brains and it seems to be correlated with less decline in cognitive function. Experts caution people not to use large doses of vitamin D supplements as a preventive measure. The recommended dose of vitamin D is 600 IU for people 1-70 years old, and 800 IU for those older—excessive amounts can cause harm, and have been linked to the risk of falling.

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