Get expert advice to help you get published!

You are here

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in young women

Editage Insights | Mar 19, 2015 | 4,755 views
Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in young women

It is known that Vitamin D is essential for bone health and muscle function. However, there is a widespread belief that vitamin D levels are related to depression although it is not backed by any study. To investigate this claim, researchers at the Oregon State University led by David Kerr studied 185 healthy women in the age group of 18 and 25. Their vitamin D levels were measured from blood samples and participants completed a depression symptom survey each week for five weeks. Many seemingly healthy women involved in the study had vitamin D levels considered insufficient for good health, and the rates were found to be much higher women of color. A third of the participants with low levels of vitamin D showed clinically significant depressive symptoms. It was also discovered that the levels differed at different times of the year: the levels were lowest in winter and rose in spring. However, the researchers are careful to mention that further study is required to firmly assert the link between vitamin D levels and depression.

Read more in Science Daily

Republish

Like this article? Republish it!
Knowledge should be open to all. We encourage our viewers to republish articles, online or in print. Our Creative Commons license allows you to do so for free. We only ask you to follow a few simple guidelines:
  • Attribution: Remember to attribute our authors. They spend a lot of time and effort in creating this content for you.
  • Editage Insights: Include an attribution to Editage Insights as the original source.
  • Consider a teaser: Yes, that’s what we call it…a teaser. You could include a few lines of this post and say “Read the whole article on Editage Insights”. Don’t forget to add the link to the article.
  • Re-using images: Re-publishing some of the images from our articles may need prior permission from or credit to the original image source.
  • Quick and easy embed code: The simplest way to share this article on your webpage would be to embed the code below.

 

Please copy the above code and embed it onto your website to republish.
Download free ebooks, guides and templates.
Editage Insights offers a wealth of free resources on academic research and publishing. Sign up and get complete access to a vibrant global community of 179k researchers.
By clicking 'Join Now', you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy.
Having trouble registering/logging in? Contact us
Q & A

Have your own question?