Research by a group of scientists from a Turkish University has shown that vitamin D can act effectively in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the leaders of the research Oytun Erbas, who is a teacher at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine at the Science University in Istanbul, explained how this group of scientists from 2010, examined the effects of refined sugar on mice.
“After a long period of consuming refined sugar, in the liver of the animals, they noticed the appearance of fat. Also in the same animals, they noticed a serious disturbance in the memory, i.e. a form of senility, similar to Alzheimer’s disease,” he said.
Erbas pointed out how they subsequently continued to investigate whether vitamin D can be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
“After we gave the mice vitamin D, we found out that it can be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Given this, people should check the amount of vitamin D and if it is not enough, take the vitamin from the outside. It is essential to take the vitamin in the winter, given the fact that in summer we take this vitamin by the sun,” added Erbas.
He added that at the end of the research, it was concluded that vitamin D can be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and the experimental findings should be supported by clinical studies.
The research of the Turkish scientists was also published in the prestigious international magazine “Life Science”.