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July 2008 Issue

Vitamin D May Portend Depression As You Age

Low blood levels of vitamin D are strongly associated with depression among older people. Thatís what Dutch researchers found when they examined the blood of 1,282 men and women aged 65 to 95, who were participating in the long-term Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The connection was strong even after taking age, gender, BMI, smoking, health, physical activity and geographic location into account.

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