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This vitamin helps prevent depression (a consideration for children?)

November 6, 2011 by  
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New Study Shows This Vitamin Helps Prevent Depression

Posted By Dr. Mercola | November 06 2011 | 78,209 views

By Dr. Mercola

A study of more than 81,000 women found those with the highest intake of vitamin D from food sources had a significantly lower prevalence of depressive symptoms.

The researchers suggested that vitamin D may affect the function of dopamine and norepinephrine.

These are neurotransmitters that are likely involved in depression, while also modulating the relationship between depression and inflammation.

This adds to growing evidence showing that if you’re suffering from depression one of the best choices you can make is to spend as much time outdoors in the sun as possible.

Sun exposure is by far the best way to optimize your levels of vitamin D.

This is particularly useful to know as Daylight Savings Time  is now over for most and will not having access to enough sunshine to make vitamin D until spring.

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Re-posted by Orphans Dream Team


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