Schizophrenia Is Linked to Lack of Vitamin D in The Womb; Expert Reacts

Article ID: 705062

Released: 6-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Newswise — Today, a study was shared that claims “Schizophrenia Is Linked to Lack of Vitamin D in The Womb."

Dr. Ronald Brenner, chief of the behavioral health services line at Catholic Health Services, who wasn’t involved in this study, reacted to this news and shared his expert thoughts.  

“This is a very interesting preliminary study,” said Dr. Ronald Brenner, chief of the behavioral health services line at Catholic Health Services. “While there may be some evidence that it’s genetic, according to this study, I’d be interested in seeing this research replicated to further solidify the findings. Reviewing results of future replication studies can potentially help reveal if the relationship between vitamin D and schizophrenia can in fact be tied back to a genetic disposition, rather than lack of vitamin D.”  

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