Vitamin D Insufficiency May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer´s
Vitamin D Insufficiency May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer´s Disease
http://marietteabrahams.com Early last year, the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency has hit headlines in the UKbecause of the increased number of reported cases of Rickets.
http://marietteabrahams.com The incidence of Rickets has increased steadily over the last 15 years and currently Vit Dsupplements are recommended for at risk groups such as children under 5, pregnant andbreastfeeding women as well as individuals whose skin is rarely exposed to sunlight.
http://marietteabrahams.com The recommendation for Vit D intake is nowbeing reconsidered in view of the latest reports.
http://marietteabrahams.com Whilst it is a serious concern in the development of young children whose diets are inadequate or who do not get regular exposure to sunlight, a recent study has also found that Vitamin D insufficiency increasesrisk of developing Alzheimer´s Disease (AD) in the elderly.
http://marietteabrahams.comAs the world population is growing older, this is aserious issue. The recent study looked at the VDR (Vitamin-D receptor) gene, which plays an important role in Vitamin D metabolism.
http://marietteabrahams.comIn this study they looked at 492 late onset AD cases and 496 controls and found that the VDR gene confers a risk for the development of AD, which isconsistent with finding from previous epidemiology studies which showed that Vitamin D insufficiency increases the risk for developing AD.
http://marietteabrahams.comWhat does this mean in practice? hereare my thoughts; 1. If you fall within the at risk groups, take a supplement and review your diet to include Vit D fortified foods such as cereals, spreads,breads, dairy as well as fish ,liver and eggs
http://marietteabrahams.com2. If you have a Family History of AD or are notsure if you are at risk, discuss your lifestyle and dietwith a qualified healthcare professional regardingsupplementation,foods and monitoring of bloodlevels if necessary
http://marietteabrahams.com3. If you have children, make sure they get toplay outside daily all year round, take a Vit Dsupplement and ensure a healthy balanced diet
http://marietteabrahams.com4. If you, your relatives or friends are not sure whatthe impact is of low Vitamin D levels on health,speak to a registered nutrition professional.Vitamin D is an essential hormone that plays variouscrucial roles in the body that are too important toignore, take it seriously.