Vitamin D and sarcopenia/falls

10/07/2015

Source: Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2015, online

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Sarcopenia involves loss of muscle mass as the body ages, and evidence suggests that vitamin D is important for muscle structure and function: maintenance of adequate vitamin D status is therefore a stratagem to consider for sarcopenia prevention and treatment. This article summarises the potential effects of vitamin D on muscle structure and function and provides guidance for vitamin D supplementation in prevention and treatment of sarcopenia and falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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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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Sarcopenia and falls in community-dwelling elderly subjects in Japan

15/07/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, May 2014, online

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Date of publication: May 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Sarcopenia is characterised by low muscle mass and strength, and low physical performance. This study assessed the association between sarcopenia and falls in the past year in elderly Japanese people in the community. Sarcopenia was found to be associated with falling in elderly people, meaning prevention interventions for sarcopenia may help prevent falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Operational definitions of sarcopenia and their associations with 5-year changes in falls risk in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults

24/02/2014

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: January 2014 25(1) pps 187-193

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to verify associations between sarcopenia and falls risk and to determine changes in sarcopenia prevalence over 5 years in middle-aged and older men and women according to different anthropometric and performance-based operational definitions.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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