Friday, February 06, 2009

Diet and cognitive impairment

A U.K. study of 1,766 older adults has found that low levels of vitamin D are associated with cognitive impairment. The researchers took blood samples to measure people's vitamin D levels and gave them the Abbreviated Mental Test to assess attention, orientation in time and space and memory. Even taking into account co-existing illness older adults with the lowest levels of vitamin D were more than twice as likely to be impaired as those with the highest levels.

You can find out more about this research at

http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKTRE5146AF20090205?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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