From The University Of Queensland.
New research from QBI may explain why vitamin D is so important to brain plasticity, and how vitamin D deficiency leads to a range of cognitive disorders, including depression and schizophrenia.
This paves way for new research that could lead to preventative strategies or better interventions for people with cognitive disorders associated with vitamin D deficiency.
More than a billion people worldwide are affected by vitamin D deficiency. Moreover, there is a well-established link between vitamin D deficiency and impaired cognition.
Yet, exactly how vitamin D influences brain structure and function is not well understood, so it has remained unclear why vitamin D deficiency causes problems.
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