staticnrg Posted May 18, 2008 Report Share Posted May 18, 2008 Depression, vitamin D deficiency linked Sun, 11 May 2008 20:20:00 Scientists say vitamin D deficiency is linked to a higher risk of developing depression and other psychiatric illnesses in the elderly. According to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, seniors with low vitamin D levels accompanied with high levels of the parathyroid hormone are at a greater risk of depression. Findings showed 14 percent lower blood vitamin D levels in depressed individuals compared to their normal peers. The study revealed that compared to healthy individuals, thyroid levels were five and 33 percent higher in those suffering from minor and major depression, respectively. Dutch scientists concluded that depression can aggravate vitamin D deficiency due to less sun exposure, different clothing habits and decreased vitamin intake. They added that depression could also result from vitamin D deficiency as low vitamin D levels influence the mood by affecting several neurological and hormonal pathways. PKH/HGH http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=55195...ctionid=3510210 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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