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Abstract: A study is conducted to ascertain if a relationship exists between serum hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and depression in overweight and obese subjects and the capacity of supplemental vitamin D in impacting depressive symptoms. Overweight and obese subjects with low vitamin D status were found to have more depressive symptoms than subjects with higher vitamin D levels, and supplementation with high doses of vitamin D over a period of 12 months appears to ameliorate these symptoms, suggesting a possible causal relationship.

To cite this article: Hawrelak, Jason and Myers, Stephen. Vitamin D for Depression [online]. Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The, Vol. 8, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2009: 62. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=673091174754248;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1446-8263. [cited 24 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Hawrelak, Jason; Myers, Stephen; Source: Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The, Vol. 8, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2009: 62 Document Type: Journal Item ISSN: 1446-8263 Subject: Depression, Mental--Diagnosis; Vitamin D--Therapeutic use; Beck Depression Inventory; Affiliation: (1) Naturopath, NatMed Research, Natural and Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University
(2) Director, NatMed Research, Natural and Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University

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