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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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Vitamin D status associated with disease activity in schizophrenic patients, says new research

New research from Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology shows that vitamin D levels are negatively associated with degree of disease activity in schizophrenia patients.

Increasing evidence is linking vitamin D to many different neuropsychiatric diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and depression. In animal studies, research has shown that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy causes detrimental changes in the offspring’s brain, similar to what is seen in schizophrenic patients.

It has been repeatedly shown that adults with schizophrenia have significantly lower vitamin D levels compared to healthy controls.

Researchers and clinicians still don’t know whether vitamin D deficiency is a cause or a result of schizophrenia, or in what ways it may or may not influence the disease process.

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  About: Will Hunter

Will is the Program Associate of the Vitamin D council and works on website administration, content production and editing, and fundraising. He is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and technology and how they relate to health and longevity.