Deficient in Vitamin D? You could be at higher risk of dementia
Many Indians are low in Vitamin D, which is a critical nutrient for our body as it helps in reducing the risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Now a new study has added dementia to that list. It says that low Vitamin D could increase the risk of developing dementia.
The study, done in Austria, says that people with more exposure to sunlight are at lower risk of dementia. Sunlight is a major source of Vitamin D.
In India, over four million people have dementia and there are almost 47 million people living with dementia around the world.
Adults, who were moderately low in the vitamin have a 53% higher risk of getting dementia, while those who were severely deficient were 122% more likely to develop the condition.