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Dementia again associated with low Vitamin D – 15th study in 10 years – Jan 2023

Vitamin D supplementation and incident dementia: Effects of sex, APOE, and baseline cognitive status

Alzheimer's Dement. 2023;15:e12404. https://doi.org/10.1002/dad2.12404

Maryam Ghahremani1,2 I Eric E. Smith2,3,4 I Hung-Yu Chen1,2 Zahra Goodarzi2,3,6 I Zahinoor Ismail1,2,3,4,5,6 ismailz at ucalgary.ca; z.ismail at exeter.ac.uk Byron Creese5
1 Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3 Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Canada
4 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,Canada
5 College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
6 O'Brien Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dementia 40 percent less-likely in seniors supplementing with Vitamin D - VitaminDWiki summary

Introduction: Despite the association of vitamin D deficiency with incident dementia, the role of supplementation is unclear. We prospectively explored associations between vitamin D supplementation and incident dementia in 12,388 dementia-free persons from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center.

Methods: Baseline exposure to vitamin D was considered D+; no exposure prior to dementia onset was considered D-. Kaplan-Meier curves compared dementiafree survival between groups. Cox models assessed dementia incidence rates across groups, adjusted for age, sex, education, race, cognitive diagnosis, depression, and apolipoprotein E (APOE) z4. Sensitivity analyses examined incidence rates for each vitamin D formulation. Potential interactions between exposure and model covariates were explored.

Results: Across all formulations, vitamin D exposure was associated with significantly longer dementia-free survival and lower dementia incidence rate than no exposure (hazard ratio = 0.60, 95% confidence interval: 0.55-0.65). The effect of vitamin D on incidence rate differed significantly across the strata of sex, cognitive status, and APOE z4 status.

Discussion: Vitamin D may be a potential agent for dementia prevention.
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VitaminDWiki - Dementia is associated with low vitamin D - many studies 49 as of March 2023

VitaminDWiki – Cognitive category contains

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
Dementia page - 50 items

365 items in Cognition category

see also Overview Alzheimer's-Cognition and Vitamin D
Overview Parkinson's and Vitamin D

Studies in both categories of Cognition and:
Cardiovascular (7 studies), Genetics (9 studies), Vitamin D Receptor (16 studies), Omega-3 (48 studies), Intervention (19 studies), Meta-analyses (22 studies), Depression (22 studies), Parkinson's (21 studies)
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Poor cognition 26 percent more likely if low Vitamin D (29 studies) – meta-analysis July 2017
Every schizophrenia measure was improved when vitamin D levels were normalized – June 2021
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia often associated with low Vitamin D – April 2020
IQ levels around the world are falling (perhaps lower Vitamin D, Iodine, or Omega-3)
Search VitaminDWiki for "WHITE MATTER" 325 items as of March 2023

Types of evidence that Vitamin D helps brain problems - 2014

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