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The background: Well, the media is at it again. They’re now hyping up the idea that a vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia in adults.
This isn’t totally correct.Dr. Nate Zuziak
There’s no doubt about it, low vitamin D levels can lead to weaker bones and teeth. We even have some evidence that low vitamin D levels are present in people who have depression and anxiety.
Dig deeper: We don’t have any direct evidence that shows that low levels of vitamin D can cause dementia.
The Doctor’s Expert Insights:
The big picture: Dementia is a multifactorial process. So what can you do to prevent dementia? Here are some steps that you can take.
- Continue to be social.
- Continue to sleep well.
- Take care of your brain health.
Take home message: Take care of your mental health and spend a few minutes a day exercising on your own.
Also, make sure you’re taking all your micronutrients.
- Vitamin D
If you’re deficient in any of these, taking simple supplements can do the trick.
Doctor’s quote: So yeah, all these things combined have been proven to slow the onset of dementia.