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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and worse cognitive performance in older adults. Wilkins C et al, J Geriatr Psychiatry, 14(12):1032-40, 2006

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and worse cognitive performance in older adults. Wilkins C et al, J Geriatr Psychiatry, 14(12):1032-40, 2006

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This study examined the relationship among vitamin D status, cognitive performance, mood, and physical performance in older adults. 58% of the participants were found to have abnormally low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency was associated with presence of a mood disorder and with worse performance on 2 measures of mood and cognitive performance.

C H Wilkins et al., ‘Vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and worse cognitive performance in older adults’, J Geriatr Psychiatry, 14(12):1032-40, 2006

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