Vitamin D is another nutrient where deficiency and lower levels of the nutrient may be associated with worsening Parkinson’s disease symptoms. It may be a good idea to ask your doctor to include Vitamin D checks to your regular blood tests.
A study published in the journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavia reports that patients with PD had significantly lower Vitamin D levels relative to healthy controls. The study included 182 patients with PD and 185 healthy controls. Most concerning was that PD patients with lower vitamin D levels had a significantly higher frequency of falls and insomnia.
More information: Hui‐Jun Zhang et al, Relationship between 25‐Hydroxyvitamin D, bone density, and Parkinson’s disease symptoms, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica (2019). DOI: 10.1111/ane.13141
This post was sponsored by the letter D, which reminds you that that it is not just a vitamin, but also a passing letter grade, albeit just barely.