Research keeps showing that vitamin D deficiency is causing a lot of health problems and now there is more reason for women to worry. The September-October issue of the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health revealed the following information on vitamin D deficiency and mood disorders in women:
Four of six studies reviewed imparted significant results, with all four showing an association between low 25(OH)D levels and higher incidences of four mood disorders.
These mood disorders are:
- PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
- SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
- Non-specific mood disorder
- Major depressive disorder
The review of the studies show that there may be a possible biochemical mechanism occurring between mood disorders that affect women and vitamin D. Further studies will be needed to research this issue more.