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Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds – CNN

Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression, but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday has found no evidence for this.

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(CNN)Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body absorbs the nutrient primarily through exposure to the sun.
Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday has found no evidence of that impact.
“There was no significant benefit from the supplement for this purpose. It did not prevent depression or improve mood,” said Dr Olivi…

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