Vitamin D Deficiency Increases the Depression Risk by Up to 75%

A new Irish study finds that vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of developing depression by up to 75% in senior people.vitamin D deficiency causes depression

The study included data collected from 3,965 people older than 50 years who participated in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). The people were followed for 4 years, and by the end of the study period developed depression. People with a lack of vitamin D demonstrated a 75% higher risk of depression.

One of the researchers Eamon Laird from Trinity College Dublin comments: “Given that vitamin D is safe in the recommended intakes and is relatively cheap, this study adds to the growing evidence on the benefits of vitamin D for health.”

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