Fall prevention and vitamin D in the elderly: an overview of the key role of the non-bone effects

Source: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 7(50), 2010.

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Date of publication: October 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review examined the falls literature over a fifteen year period. The effects of vitamin D on muscles and the central nervous system are discussed as major factors in reducing fall and bone fracture rates. Based on this evidence, the authors recommend prescribing elderly patients 800 IU of vitamin D daily and the integration of vitamin D supplementation into primary and secondary fall prevention strategies.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Aknowledgement: New research on falls prevention, 16 November 2010, National Council on Aging website

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