Sunday, February 15, 2009

Depression: Is milk the cure?

A group of 1282 men and women between the ages of 65 and 95 were recently studied at the Vrige University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

They found that low levels of Vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone (the hormone released from the parathyroid that helps regulate calcium levels in the blood) were correlated with higher rates of depression.

In the study group they found that people with major or minor depression had Vitamin D levels that were 14% lower and parathyroid hormone levels 5% (minor) and 33% (major depression) higher.
They concluded that boosting Vitamin D, either by supplement or increased exposure to sunlight, may have a positive effect on your mood.

So, maybe a glass of milk a day isn't all bad - but, oh, that cholesterol. Maybe taking a Vitamin D pill is better after all.

Another thing that can affect you mood is how you feel about how you look. If a cosmetic procedure, surgical or non-surgical, can make you feel better about your appearance, it may be worth considering.
Read about the options at Dr. Brueck's web site, Beauty-by-Brueck,
or arrange a free consultation to learn more.


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