22 May 2012

VITAMIN D MAY REDUCE DEPRESSION FOR WOMEN

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Increased intakes of vitamin D from foods are associated with reduced prevalence of depression for postmenopausal women, says a new study.

The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 21% lower for women with daily vitamin D intakes exceeding 800 International Units (IU) per day, compared with intakes of less than 100 IU per day, according to findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Food sources of Vitamin D include:   Cod Liver Oil, Halibut Liver Oil, Mackerel, Salmon, Herring, Oysters, Sardines, Tuna, Shrimp, Egg Yolks, Eggs, Butter, Milk, Lard, Beef Liver, Cream, Cheese, Sunflower Seeds.

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