January 20, 2012

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Be Linked to Depression


Feeling blue? It may be time to check your vitamin D levels. New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D and depression may go hand in hand. The new study included about 12,600 people aged 20 to 90. Researchers measured the vitamin D in their blood and assessed symptoms of depression…The new findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The new findings “add depression to the spectrum of medical illnesses associated with low vitamin D, and people with depression probably should consider a blood test to see if their vitamin D is low and whether supplements may be needed,” says researcher E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Additional coverage: MyHealthNewsDaily, Inquisitr

WebMD by Denise Mann, 1/10/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Psychology and Psychiatry

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