Vitamin D for physical performance/osteoporosis in older African Americans

18/01/2018

Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2018, Vol 65 p. 39-45

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with bone loss, poor muscle strength, falls and fracture. This information in older African Americans (AAs) is sparse. This RCT examined the effect of vitamin D on bone loss and physical performance in older AA women. This is the first study to show an association between free 25OHD and physical performance. These findings indicate a positive relationship of free 25OHD with gait speed and grip strength in older AA women. Further studies are needed to understand the role of free 25OHD.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Pilot study for implementing an osteoporosis education and exercise program in an assisted living facility and senior community

17/11/2016

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology

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Date of publication: 11th October, 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Project Healthy Bones (PHB) is a 24-week, peer-led exercise and education program for older adults at risk of osteoporosis.

 Length of publication: 18 pages

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Dietary protein/vitamin D in maintaining musculoskeletal health in postmenopausal women

18/09/2014

Source: Maturitas, 2014, Vol 79 no 1 p. 122-132

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Postmenopausal women over 50 years of age have an increased risk of sarcopenia and osteoporosis because of deterioration of musculoskeletal health. These disorders both increase the risk of falling and fractures. The disorders can easily be curbed by a health and active lifestyle, including intake of protein, vitamin D and calcium as well as physical activity. These will all build bone and muscle strength and will lead to less likelihood of falls.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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The association between osteoporosis and postural balance in menopausal women

16/05/2013

Source: Gait and Posture, online

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The incidence of osteoporosis and fractures from falls have both been increasing, which led to postural balance being tested in post-menopausal women, aged between 55 and 65, with and without lumbar osteoporosis. The women were split into two groups, one containing those with osteoporosis and the control group without. Little difference was found between the two groups, showing that postmenopausal women show no changes in postural balance regardless of lumbar osteoporosis.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Exercise for patients with osteoporosis: trunk strengthening for falls prevention

14/12/2012

Source: PM&R, 2012, 4(11) p. 882-888

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Exercise is part of the management of patients with osteoporosis and is associated with better quality of life and lower risk of future fracture. An exercise programme needs to address flexibility, muscle strength, core stability and gait steadiness, which also need to be individualised. To address falls and fractures, an exercise programme should include balance and lower extremity training. The SPEED programme can also improve extensor strength, the level of physical activity and locomotion, and reduce back pain and the fear and risk of falls.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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