VITAMIN D STATUS IS ASSOCIATED WITH RISK OF DEPRESSION LATER IN LIFE, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN

Depression is a highly prevalent form of mental illness, and affects approximately 350 million individuals worldwide. Those who experience depression are commonly overwhelmed by feelings of negativity, sadness or disinterest in activities once enjoyed. Changes in appetite and sleeping patterns, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and feelings of worthlessness are all common symptoms of depression.
There are many factors that may contribute to the onset of depression, including genetic predisposition, stressful or traumatic life events, chronic pain or illness and the use of some medications. Additionally, depression is much more common among young adults, women and the elderly.

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The importance of vitamin D and conscious sun exposure: Part 2

majority of the countries, over 70% of the population has vitamin D deficiency. I went through the scientific evidence that links vitamin D deficiency to many diseases, including musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, neurologic and psychiatric diseases, among others.

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