Alzheimer’s disease: Vitamin D deficiency is found in 70% of patients
In terms of Alzheimer’s risk, individuals with low levels of vitamin D were 70 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
On the other hand, those who were severely deficient, were 120 percent more likely to develop dementia.
The results remained consistent after adjusting for other known predisposing factors.
“We expected to find an association between low vitamin D levels and risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the resistance was surprising – we actually found that the association was twice as strong than we expected,” said study, David Llewellyn, of the University of Exeter Medical School in England.