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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695305/cross-sectional-associations-of-plasma-vitamin-d-with-cerebral-%C3%AE-amyloid-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-dementia
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Fati Nourhashemi, Claudie Hooper, Christelle Cantet, Catherine Féart, Isabelle Gennero, Pierre Payoux, Anne Sophie Salabert, Sophie Guyonnet, Philipe De Souto Barreto, Bruno Vellas
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and increased beta-amyloid (Aβ) in animals. Hence we sought to investigate the relationship between plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and cerebral Aβ in older adults with subjective memory complaints. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial. Participants were 178 dementia-free individuals aged 70 years or older with data on plasma 25(OH)D and cerebral Aβ load assessed by [18 F]-florbetapir positron emission tomography...
April 25, 2018: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565713/sunlight-incidence-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Alice Barros Câmara, Iara Dantas de Souza, Rodrigo Juliani Siqueira Dalmolin
Vitamin D (VD) deficiency is a growing problem, affecting a significant portion of the population in many countries. VD deficiency may be related to several diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study aimed to review the relationship between VD deficiency and AD. We describe the proteins involved in AD pathogenesis and how those proteins can be influenced by VD deficiency. We also investigated a relationship between AD death rate and solar radiation and we found an increased AD death rate in countries with low sunlight...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541546/serum-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Shinji Ouma, Midori Suenaga, Funda F Bölükbaşı Hatip, Izzettin Hatip-Al-Khatib, Yoshio Tsuboi, Yoichi Matsunaga
Objectives: To determine the relevance of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3), and 1,25(OH)2D3 concentrations to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and various stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Materials and Methods: The study included 230 participants (>74 years) allocated to three main groups: 1-healthy subjects (HS, n  = 61), 2-patients with MCI ( n  = 61), and 3- patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) subdivided into three stages: mild ( n  = 41), moderate ( n  = 35), and severe AD ( n  = 32)...
March 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447107/vitamin-d-status-and-risk-of-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-dose-response
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Ahmad Jayedi, Ali Rashidy-Pour, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to test the dose-response association of serum 25(OH)D and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: We performed a systematic search of PubMed and Scopus from database inception up to September 2017. Longitudinal cohort studies reporting risk estimates of incident dementia or AD in the general population, and for three or more quantitative categories of serum 25(OH)D were included. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated using fixed-effects/random-effects models...
February 15, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318446/vitamin-d-improves-neurogenesis-and-cognition-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Maria Morello, Véréna Landel, Emmanuelle Lacassagne, Kevin Baranger, Cedric Annweiler, François Féron, Pascal Millet
The impairment of hippocampal neurogenesis at the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is believed to support early cognitive decline. Converging studies sustain the idea that vitamin D might be linked to the pathophysiology of AD and to hippocampal neurogenesis. Nothing being known about the effects of vitamin D on hippocampal neurogenesis in AD, we assessed them in a mouse model of AD. In a previous study, we observed that dietary vitamin D supplementation in female AD-like mice reduced cognitive decline only when delivered during the symptomatic phase...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298649/an-inflammation-related-nutrient-pattern-is-associated-with-both-brain-and-cognitive-measures-in-a-multiethnic-elderly-population
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Yian Gu, Jennifer J Manly, Richard P Mayeux, Adam M Brickman
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that dietary factors are associated with Alzheimer's disease, cognition, and brain health in older adults. It is however unclear whether inflammation explains this association. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether an inflammation-related nutrient pattern (INP) was associated with neuroimaging and cognitive measures of brain health. METHOD: The current cross-sectional study included 330 non-demented elderly (mean age 79 years at MRI scan) participants in a multi-ethnic, community-based cohort study who had information on nutritional intake (estimated from food frequency questionnaire), circulating C-reactive protein and interleukin- 6 (measured by ELISA), MRI scans, and cognition...
March 14, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296659/unmasking-the-benefits-of-donepezil-via-psychometrically-precise-identification-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-adcs-vitamin-e-and-donepezil-in-mci-study
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Emily C Edmonds, M Colin Ard, Steven D Edland, Douglas R Galasko, David P Salmon, Mark W Bondi
Introduction: Criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) used in many clinical trials are susceptible to "false-positive (FP)" errors that can be avoided by an actuarial psychometric approach. Methods: Cluster analysis was applied to baseline neuropsychological test data from 756 MCI participants in the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study donepezil trial. Treatment groups were compared after FP MCI cases were removed. Results: Cluster analyses revealed three groups: "single-domain amnestic MCI" (31%), "multi-domain amnestic MCI" (39%), and "FP MCI" (30%)...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283046/vitamin-d-increases-a%C3%AE-140-plasma-levels-and-protects-lymphocytes-from-oxidative-death-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients
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Carol D San Martín, Mauricio Henriquez, Carlos Chacon, Daniela P Ponce, Felipe Salech, Nicole Rogers, María Isabel Behrens
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has an increased rate of progression to dementia. Alterations of some metabolic factors, such as deficiency of vitamin D, are a risk factor for cognitive deterioration. Vitamin D is involved in the clearance of β-amyloid (Aβ) from the brain. We have reported that lymphocytes from Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have an increased susceptibility to oxidative death by H2O2 exposure, but currently it is unknown if this characteristic is modifiable in vivo...
December 27, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212772/modifiable-pathways-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mendelian-randomisation-analysis
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Susanna C Larsson, Matthew Traylor, Rainer Malik, Martin Dichgans, Stephen Burgess, Hugh S Markus
OBJECTIVE: To determine which potentially modifiable risk factors, including socioeconomic, lifestyle/dietary, cardiometabolic, and inflammatory factors, are associated with Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN: Mendelian randomisation study using genetic variants associated with the modifiable risk factors as instrumental variables. SETTING: International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project. PARTICIPANTS: 17 008 cases of Alzheimer's disease and 37 154 controls...
December 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209434/vitamin-d-in-the-prevention-prediction-and-treatment-of-neurodegenerative-and-neuroinflammatory-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Priscilla Koduah, Friedemann Paul, Jan-Markus Dörr
Vitamin D research has gained increased attention in recent times due to its roles beyond bone health and calcium homeostasis, such as immunomodulation. In some parts of the brain and on immune cells, vitamin D hydroxylating enzymes and its receptors are located. Epidemiological evidence demonstrates that deficiency of Vitamin D is relevant for disease risk and course in multiple sclerosis (MS) and presumably also in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169581/vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-executive-function-a-decade-later-data-from-the-women-s-healthy-ageing-project
#11
Alicia M Goodwill, Stephen Campbell, Steven Simpson, Maria Bisignano, Cherie Chiang, Lorraine Dennerstein, Cassandra Szoeke
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. However, there is a paucity of studies assessing whether this association manifests from midlife. Given the long prodromal stage of dementia, we investigated the association between midlife vitamin D and cognition 10 years later. STUDY DESIGN: 252 participants (aged 55-67 years) from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project had baseline (2002) vitamin D and neuropsychological measures assessed...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124111/potential-implications-of-practice-effects-in-alzheimer-s-disease-prevention-trials
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Diane M Jacobs, M Colin Ard, David P Salmon, Douglas R Galasko, Mark W Bondi, Steven D Edland
Introduction: Practice effects (PEs) present a potential confound in clinical trials with cognitive outcomes. A single-blind placebo run-in design, with repeated cognitive outcome assessments before randomization to treatment, can minimize effects of practice on trial outcome. Methods: We investigated the potential implications of PEs in Alzheimer's disease prevention trials using placebo arm data from the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study donepezil/vitamin E trial in mild cognitive impairment...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988826/clinical-diagnostic-tools-for-vitamin-d-assessment
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Iltaf Shah, M Kalim Akhtar, Soleiman Hisaindee, Muhammad A Rauf, Mohammed Sadig, S Salman Ashraf
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in a plethora of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis. Deficiency of this vitamin is a global epidemic affecting both developing and developed nations. Within a clinical context, the qualitative and quantitative analysis of vitamin D is therefore vital. The main metabolic markers for assessing vitamin D status in humans are the hydroxylated forms of vitamin D, 25OHD3 and 25OHD2 on account of their long half-lives within the body and excellent stability...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985720/effects-of-homocysteine-on-white-matter-diffusion-parameters-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chen-Chang Lee, Shih-Wei Hsu, Chi-Wei Huang, Wen-Neng Chang, Sz-Fan Chen, Ming-Kung Wu, Chiung-Chih Chang, Lain-Chyr Hwang, Po-Chou Chen
BACKGROUND: The clinical features of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are related to brain network degeneration, and hyperhomocysteinemia is related to greater white matter hyperintensities. We investigated the changes in four diffusion tensor imaging parameters in the white matter of patients with early stage AD, examined their associations with homocysteine level, and tested the clinical significance of the diffusion tensor imaging parameters and homocysteine level in correlation analysis with cognitive test scores...
October 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984598/vitamin-d-and-the-risk-of-dementia-the-rotterdam-study
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Silvan Licher, Renée F A G de Bruijn, Frank J Wolters, M Carola Zillikens, M Arfan Ikram, M Kamran Ikram
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has gained interest as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia because of its putative neuroprotective effects. However, longitudinal studies examining the association between vitamin D and dementia have provided inconsistent results. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of serum vitamin D with prevalent and incident dementia in the general population. METHODS: Within the prospective Rotterdam Study, we measured serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations between 1997 and 2001 using electrochemiluminescence-immunoassay in 6220 participants 55 years or older...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980606/-modern-conception-of-the-pathogenesis-of-neurodegenerative-diseases-and-therapeutic-strategy
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I V Litvinenko, I V Krasakov, G N Bisaga, D I Skulyabin, I D Poltavsky
Here we discuss the pathogenesis of the inflammatory and degenerative nervous system disorders on the example of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis. Common mechanisms of neurodegeneration in these diseases are reviewed. The role of neurodegeneration as the main process leading to the resistant disability of patients with multiple sclerosis is discussed. The authors consider a contribution of inflammatory process and chronic infection to the manifestation and progressing of a neurodegenerative disease and discuss the use of treatment not usually indicated including interferon, anti-inflammatory drugs, statin, vitamin D, monoclonal antibodies, correction of the intestinal microbiota in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974906/alzheimer-s-disease-and-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Yu-Hung Chen, Raymond Y Lo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and osteoporosis are both common degenerative diseases in the elderly population. The incidence of both diseases increases with age and will be posing enormous societal burden worldwide. It may appear that AD and osteoporosis are two distinct diseases although many risk factors are shared. Previous observational studies have shown that patients with osteoporosis have higher risks of developing AD than those who do not have osteoporosis. Although osteoporosis, falls, and fractures are more often seen in patients with AD than other older adults, the association between these two diseases may be due to a pathophysiological link rather than one condition causing the other...
July 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949008/vitamin-d-deficiency-accelerates-ageing-and-age-related-diseases-a-novel-hypothesis
#18
Michael J Berridge
Ageing can occur at different rates, but what controls this variable rate is unknown. Here I have developed a hypothesis that vitamin D may act to control the rate of ageing. The basis of this hypothesis emerged from studyng the various cellular processes that control ageing. These processes such as autophagy, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, oxidative stress, epigenetic changes, DNA disorders and alterations in Ca(2+) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) signalling are all known to be regulated by vitamin D...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936398/vitamin-d-is-associated-with-severity-and-mortality-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-us-population-based-study
#19
Hyun-Seok Kim, Laura Rotundo, Neil Kothari, Sung-Hoon Kim, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Background and Aims: There has been increasing evidence that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of metabolic syndrome. Since metabolic syndrome is a major risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D and the severity and mortality of NAFLD. Methods: Data was obtained from the United States Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 1988-1994, with follow-up mortality data through 2011. NAFLD was defined by ultrasonographic detection of hepatic steatosis in the absence of other liver diseases and categorized as normal, mild, moderate or severe...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915381/adult-vitamin-d-deficiency-exacerbates-impairments-caused-by-social-stress-in-balb-c-and-c57bl-6-mice
#20
Natalie J Groves, Mei Zhou, Dhanisha J Jhaveri, John J McGrath, Thomas H J Burne
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in adults throughout the world. Epidemiological studies have shown significant associations between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of various neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment. However, studies based on observational epidemiology cannot address questions of causality; they cannot determine if vitamin D deficiency is a causal factor leading to the adverse health outcome...
December 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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