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Cognition of Alzheimer’s patients improved by daily 4,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Jan 2015

Role of Vitamin-D in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Mar;59(1):94-9.
Gangwar AK, Rawat A, Tiwari S, Tiwari SC, Narayan J, Tiwari S.

Changes in MMSE Scores from PDF (subset of the table)

Vitamin D
(4,000 IU daily)
3 month to 6 month 2.37±1.33 1.72±1.30

MMSE = Mini Mental State Examination
Lower MMSE = poorer cognition


Overview Alzheimer's-Cognition and Vitamin D has the following summary

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Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of age related cognitive impairment. Aim of the present study was to see the effect of vitamin D on cognitive function in elderly. The study was conducted in Department of Physiology, King George's Medical University (KGMU). A total of 80 subjects were enrolled based on Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score < 24 and vitamin D deficiency. They were divided into two groups as Group A (case) and Group B (control), each group having 40 subjects. Intervention (Vitamin D supplementation) was given in Group A. The assessment of dementia was done by Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score. Every subject was clinically evaluated and estimation of vitamin D was done by direct ELISA kit. Gender, weight, height, BMI, residence and education were also similar between two groups. A significant (p=0.0001) change in MMSE score was observed in both Group A and Group B from baseline to 3 & 6 months and from 3 to 6 months, however, mean change was higher in Group A than Group B.
In conclusion, vitamin D supplementation caused significant improvement in the cognitive performance in subjects with senile dementia.
PMID: 26571990

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