Vitamin D Supplements Have Little Effect on Risk of Falls in Older People

Support.Vitamin.DA new meta-analysis concludes that there is no evidence to suggest that vitamin D supplements prevent falls, and that ongoing trials to test this theory are unlikely to change this result. Falls can be devastating for older people, and strategies to reduce fall risk are urgently needed as the global population ages. The results of trials that have investigated the ability of vitamin D to prevent falls – and those of previous meta-analyses – have been mixed. It is unclear how vitamin D supplements might prevent falls but, until now, there has been enough positive evidence to support its recommendation by some health organizations.

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Source: The Lancet. “Vitamin D supplements have little effect on risk of falls in older people.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 April 2014.

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