New Theory on vitamin D and cognitive disorders
"New research from Queensland Brain Institute may explain how vitamin D deficiency leads to a range of cognitive disorders, including depression and schizophrenia.
The team showed that vitamin D levels influence the integrity of a type of ‘scaffolding’ in the brain called perineuronal nets (PNNs).
Vitamin D deficient mice showed a significant decline in their ability to remember and learn, compared with the control group. The researchers discovered a pronounced reduction in PNNs in the hippocampus.
When neurons in the hippocampus are no longer properly supported by PNNs, they have trouble maintaining connections which leads to a loss of cognitive function."
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