Associate Professor Yogesh Sharma, lead author from the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University.
The study evaluated 160 patients over 75 years of age admitted to the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit at Flinders Medical Center in Adelaide.
It is found that the total 91 patients (56.9%) were found to have cognitive impairment, while 42 (26.3%) were found to be vitamin C deficient with levels below 11 micromol/L, below which scurvy can develop.
“Our findings revealed significantly lower cognitive function scores in vitamin C-deficient patients, with further analysis showing that vitamin C deficiency was nearly 3 times more likely to be associated with cognitive decline.” next time after adjusting for other factors”. Associate Professor Sharma said.