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Review Article

The Influence of Vitamin D on Neurodegeneration and Neurological Disorders: A Rationale for its Physio-pathological Actions

Author(s): Maria Morello*, Massimo Pieri, Rossella Zenobi, Alessandra Talamo, Delphine Stephan, Verena Landel, François Féron and Pascal Millet

Volume 26, Issue 21, 2020

Page: [2475 - 2491] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200316145725

Price: $65


Vitamin D is a steroid hormone implicated in the regulation of neuronal integrity and many brain functions. Its influence, as a nutrient and a hormone, on the physiopathology of the most common neurodegenerative diseases is continuously emphasized by new studies. This review addresses what is currently known about the action of vitamin D on the nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Further vitamin D research is necessary to understand how the action of this “neuroactive” steroid can help to optimize the prevention and treatment of several neurological diseases.

Keywords: Vitamin D, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis.

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