Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in depression

Berk, Michael, Sanders, Kerrie M., Pasco, Julie A., Jacka, Felice N., Williams, Lana J., Hayles, Amanda L. and Dodd, Seetal 2007, Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in depression, Medical hypotheses, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 1316-1319, doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2007.04.001.

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Title Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in depression
Author(s) Berk, MichaelORCID iD for Berk, Michael
Sanders, Kerrie M.
Pasco, Julie A.ORCID iD for Pasco, Julie A.
Jacka, Felice N.ORCID iD for Jacka, Felice N.
Williams, Lana J.ORCID iD for Williams, Lana J.
Hayles, Amanda L.
Dodd, SeetalORCID iD for Dodd, Seetal
Journal name Medical hypotheses
Volume number 69
Issue number 6
Start page 1316
End page 1319
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0306-9877
Summary Vitamin D is known to be widely deficient in Western populations. The implications of this in terms of bone health are increasingly understood, yet its impact on other health areas, particularly mental health, is unclear. Recent data suggests that hypovitaminosis D may be common, especially in the elderly. Other studies have suggested that low levels of vitamin D are associated with poor mood. There are a number of trials that have suggested a role for Vitamin D in the supplementary treatment of depression. Dose may be a critical issue, as sun exposure and dietary intake may be low and high doses may be required.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.mehy.2007.04.001
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier
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