Studies from Y.H. Chen and Colleagues Yield New Information about Vitamin D Deficiency (Vitamin D deficiency impairs neurobehavioral development in...
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The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D deficiency on neurobehavioral development in mice. In vitamin D deficiency group, dams and their male pups were fed with vitamin D deficient (VDD) diet, in which vitamin D was depleted. Anxiety-related behavior, depressive-like behavior, spatial learning and memory were measured. As expected, serum 25(OH)D level was reduced in VDD diet-fed mice. An anhedonia state, a key depressive-like behavior, was observed in VDD diet-fed mice. In open-field test, peripheral time was decreased and internal time was increased in VDD diet-fed mice. In elevated plus maze, the latency of the first entry into open arms was increased and the number of crossing in open arms was elevated in VDD diet-fed mice.
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results provide evidence that vitamin D deficiency impairs neurobehavioral development."
For more information on this research see: Vitamin D deficiency impairs neurobehavioral development in male mice. Physiology & Behavior, 2017;179():333-339. Physiology & Behavior can be contacted at:
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