Low Vitamin D Associated With Increased Falls and Insomnia in PD

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.


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