Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health

Evan Paul Cherniack, B. R. Troen

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Abstract

Although it has long thought to be primarily involved in calcium regulation and bone metabolism, vitamin D is now believed to play an important role in the process of neural development, and insufficiency of vitamin D has been associated with pathology of cognition and mental illness. Vitamin D receptors are located in the brain, and vitamin D may protect neurons and promote neural growth. Some studies have suggested associations between basic and executive cognitive function, depressive symptoms, and serum vitamin D levels. However, causation has not been proved, and well-designed randomized, controlled clinical trials using sufficient doses of vitamin D to alleviate manifestations of mental and cognitive illness still need to be performed. It seems prudent for many reasons to detect and correct vitamin D insufficiency in all patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Pages420-438
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781845697525
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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mental health
vitamin D
cognition
Vitamin D
Cognition
Mental Health
Health
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Calcitriol Receptors
Executive Function
bone metabolism
Pathology
behavior disorders
randomized clinical trials
neurodevelopment
Metabolism
Causality
Neurons
Brain
Bone

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Mental illness
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Cherniack, E. P., & Troen, B. R. (2011). Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health. In Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness (pp. 420-438). Elsevier Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857092922.3.420

Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health. / Cherniack, Evan Paul; Troen, B. R.

Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness. Elsevier Ltd., 2011. p. 420-438.

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Cherniack, EP & Troen, BR 2011, Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health. in Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness. Elsevier Ltd., pp. 420-438. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857092922.3.420
Cherniack EP, Troen BR. Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health. In Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness. Elsevier Ltd. 2011. p. 420-438 https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857092922.3.420
Cherniack, Evan Paul ; Troen, B. R. / Vitamin D, cognitive function, and mental health. Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness. Elsevier Ltd., 2011. pp. 420-438
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