Researchers found that those subjects that had the lowest levels of vitamin D (less than 10 nanograms per milliliter of blood serum) were associated with a higher risk for being cognitively impaired.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
Naturecast Products issues an advisory for those interested in maintaining cognitive health. According to new research conducted by the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis and published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences on November 22, Vitamin D may play an important role in helping maintain cognitive health as people age.
The study had 6257 elderly subjects that had their vitamin D levels measured. The researchers found that those subjects that had the lowest levels of vitamin D (less than 10 nanograms per milliliter of blood serum) were associated with a higher risk for being cognitively impaired.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the normal range is 30.0 to 74.0 nanograms per milliliter of blood serum. The Harvard School of Public Health reports on its website that the recommended daily intake of vitamin D supplements are 600 IU for people under 70 years of age and 800 IU for those over 70. However, they do note that there is little evidence of any harmful effects for taking as much 2000 IS a day. The study can be found at http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/05/09/gerona.gls136.abstract.
Other additional sources of vitamin D are getting regular small quantities of sunlight, fortified foods such as milk and fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel).
If interested in lowering risk of cognitive impairment, get adequate vitamin D. This release has been sponsored by Naturecast Products, a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as n natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. Sign up for Naturecast’s free Health Alerts, a solid source of unique natural health information, natural health reports, and relevant, up to date natural health news.