The effect of vitamin D on cognitive functions in young female patients: a prospective controlled study using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.77 no.1 São Paulo Jan. 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282x20180159
Ozlem Balbaloglu 1 ozlembalbaloglu at yahoo.com
Nermin Tanık 2
1 Bozok University Department of Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation Yozgat, Turkey;
2 Bozok University Department of Neurology Yozgat, Turkey.
Women selected may have been in for concurrent rhabilitation therapy
Cognitive improvement could be due to both Vitamin D and Rehab
1 )Test Vitamin D and Cognitive
2) 50,000 IU of vitamin D, once a week for eight weeks,
3) Maintenance therapy of 1,500–2,000 IU/d for additional 4 weeks
4) Test Vitamin D and Cognitive
- 9,000 dollar prize for RCT which found cognition improved after taking 4,000 IU of Vitamin D for 18 weeks – May 2018
- Poor cognition 26 percent more likely if low Vitamin D (29 studies) – meta-analysis July 2017
- The Role of Vitamin D in Brain Health: A Mini Literature Review – Sept 2018
- IQ levels around the world are falling (perhaps lower Vitamin D, Iodine, or Omega-3)
Cognitive category starts with the following
Very brief summary of Cognitive decline
Treatment : Vitamin D intervention slows or stops progression
Prevention : Many observational studies - perhaps Vitamin D prevents
Omega-3 both prevents and treats cognition
Wonder the benefits if both Vitamin D AND Omega-3 were to be used
see also Alzheimers-Cognition - Overview
Overview Parkinsons and Vitamin D
Search VitaminDWiki for dementia anywhere in text 1190 items Jan 2019
Overview Schizophrenia and Vitamin D
Search VitaminDWiki for "WHITE MATTER" 53 items as of Jan 2017
37 minute podcast Vitamin D and the brain Vitamin D Council Sept 2014
Includes discussion by Dr. Cannell and Dr. David Llewellyn
Aim: Our aim was to determine whether there is a relationship between vitamin D [25(OH)D] and cognitive functioning in women with low 25(OH)D levels.
Methods: Ninety female patients, 25-45 years of age, who attended our outpatient clinic and had 25(OH)D levels < 30 ng/mL, were included. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scale was used to determine cognitive functioning; the scale is divided into seven subgroups. Patients were divided into three subgroups according to their 25(OH)D levels. After a three-month period of 25(OH) D replacement, the patients underwent a re-evaluation using the MoCA scale.
Results: The total MoCA score before treatment was significantly different from the score after treatment (p < 0.05). Language and delayed recall functions were significantly different before and after treatment (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: Vitamin D levels were related to cognitive functioning in our study group.
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