Response to first student
This study is really interesting. The fact that Vitamin D deficiency contributes greatly to dementia and Alzheimer’s is something that people should be aware of. It indeed is a wake-up call for the elderly to start taking their vitamin D supplements strictly and without failure as a way to reduce the risk of developing these mental disorders. What was the age of the adults in the study? Was the onset of their dementia discussed? Can you briefly explain the brain alterations by vitamin D?
Response to second student
This research explains the role of vitamin D in prevention of fractures but does it explain how the vitamin does that exactly? Taking vitamin 10 even in excessive doses for only 10 days in a year considering the age of the people is really not effective. There are many researches to support the daily or as commonly said regular intake of the vitamin D if it is to perform its role in prevention of fractures and strengthening of the bones is to be effective.
Response to third student
The percentage of people that experience hip-fractures from vitamin D deficiency is really high. The research results which I agree with should indeed act as a motivator for the older generation especially that are at risk of the fractures to be constantly taking their vitamin D supplements. It is indeed the role of the medical health professionals to not only prescribe the vitamin D, but to also teach their elderly patients on the importance of the vitamin supplement to their body and especially their bones.