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Discovering the correlation between vitamin D and mental health issues in kids

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Finnish scientists have found a link between vitamin D and psychological problems in children, as it appears that high doses of vitamin D can prevent future mental health problems.

The JAMA Network Open journal indicates that 346 children, aged two weeks to two years, took part in this study, which the researchers divided into two groups. The first group received the required daily dose of vitamin D (10 mcg), while the second group received three times more (30 mcg).

When the participants were between 6 and 8 years old, the researchers assessed their psychological symptoms using a questionnaire in which parents were asked to answer questions. The researchers concluded that taking three times the daily dose of vitamin D (vitamin D3) reduced the risk of mental health problems in school-age children. That is, children who received a higher dose were less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and withdrawn behavior. For example, such disorders were observed in 11.8% of children who took the standard dose of the vitamin (10 mcg), while among those who took three times the standard dose, this percentage was only 5.6%.

According to the researchers, in order to confirm these results, it is necessary to continue research and research in this area, taking into account various factors, especially since all the children participating in the study are of Scandinavian origin, and that the results of the study are based on the answers of parents.

Source: Linta. EN

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