Vitamin D linked to schizophrenia

July 22, 2014 5:00 PM

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Vitamin D linked to schizophrenia

People who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to new research.

Scientists who examined 19 studies involving more than 2,000 adults found 65% of participants who had the mental health condition were also Vitamin D deficient. Those with schizophrenia had "significantly" lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood compared to those who did not.

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