Vitamin D deficiency beware of depression
Vitamin D is an essential trace element in the human body. Deficiency of this vitamin will affect bone absorption and increase the risk of fracture.
According to the Times of India, a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Hypothesis found that vitamin D may also affect mental health and cause depression.
In the new study, Dr. Allen Stewart of the University of Georgia School of Education and Dr. Michael Kimlin of the Queensland University of Technology in Australia combed and analyzed more than 100 related papers and found that vitamin D levels and associated affective disorder (SAD, interest rate)Decline).
Vitamin D deficiency is the key cause of SAD, and vitamin D plays a key role in the pathogenesis of SAD.
Dr. Stewart said the disease is closely related to geographic location and is a type of depression associated with seasonal changes.
SAD patients experience the same symptoms every year, starting in the fall and continuing throughout the winter.
Dr Kimlin added that there is evidence that low dopamine and serotonin levels are related to depression, so it is entirely logical that vitamin D deficiency can cause depression.
Vitamin D levels are related to the depth of race.
People with deeper skin have relative levels of vitamin D.
Therefore, people with dark skin should pay more attention to vitamin D supplementation to prevent psychological and mental illness.
The American Medical Institute recommends that the blood vitamin D content be maintained above 50 nanomoles / liter.