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Cognitive Decline May Move Faster In People With Low Vitamin D
National Public Radio

There have been suggestions that low levels of vitamin D might be a factor in cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, but there’s no proof that the lack of D is actually causing the problems.

A study published Monday doesn’t prove that link, but it does find that people with low levels of vitamin D lost key thinking skills more quickly that people with enough.

The study is notable because of the diversity of the participants: 62 percent were women, 30 percent were African American 25 percent Hispanic and 41 percent white.