Do vitamin D levels affect depression?

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There's evidence that low vitamin D levels are linked with depression. Vitamin D deficiency, which often occurs in older adults, has been shown to be related to low mood and cognitive difficulties. The recommended daily dose of vitamin D was raised to 600 international units (IUs) for everyone up to age 71 and to 800 IUs for those 71 and older. Some experts still think this is too low and argue that more study is needed. 

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