Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Ease Depression

Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Ease Depression

Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce depressive symptoms, new results of an updated meta-analysis show. "People who were vitamin D deficient and depressed seemed to respond best to supplementation, but there was some evidence that supplementation improved depressive symptoms in people who had a normal level of vitamin D," Marissa Flaherty, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, told Medscape Medical News. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression. It's the number one cause of years lost to disability worldwide. In the United States, the overall prevalence of vitamin D deficiency...

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