In a study published Sept. 15 in JAMA-Neurology, Joshua Miller, professor of nutritional sciences at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, found that older adults with low levels of vitamin D experienced rates of cognitive decline at a much faster pace than people with adequate vitamin D status.
Miller’s study — conducted with colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California-Davis — was conducted between 2002 and 2010. The 382 people involved were assessed for vitamin D levels and cognition once a year for an average of five years. They ranged in age from their 60s to their 90s, with the largest group in their 70s. Read more at Rutgers Today.