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Alexithymia is associated with low level of vitamin D in young healthy adults.

Altbäcker, Anna and Plózer, Enikő and Darnai, Gergely and Perlaki, Gábor and Orsi, Gergely and Nagy, Szilvia Anett and Lucza, Tivadar and Schwarcz, Attila and Kőszegi, Tamás and Kovács, Norbert and Komoly, Sámuel and Janszky, József and Clemens, Zsófia (2014) Alexithymia is associated with low level of vitamin D in young healthy adults. Nutritional neuroscience, 17 (6). pp. 284-288. ISSN 1476-8305

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Abstract

Objective Vitamin D plays an important role in brain development and functioning. Low levels of vitamin D have been described in several psychiatric and neurologic conditions including autism spectrum disorder. Alexithymia that shows high comorbidity with autism is also present in the general population as well as hypovitaminosis D. Methods Here we assessed the relation between alexithymia as measured by the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 and vitamin D level in healthy young adults. Results We found an inverse correlation between the levels of alexithymia and vitamin D. Discussion These data suggest the association between disturbed emotional processing and low levels of vitamin D to be present in young healthy subjects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > R1 Medicine (General) / orvostudomány általában
Depositing User: Dr Attila Schwarcz
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 14:43
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/15218

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