New research published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging has found that vitamin D use has increased dramatically among elderly people in Finland.
Supplementing with vitamin D becomes more and more important as we age. As we get old, our skin thins, dampening our ability to make good amounts of vitamin D. Furthermore, we lose mobility and stop going outside in the sunshine in general.
This means that public health efforts should especially focus on ensuring that older adults are supplementing with vitamin D.
Recently, researchers out of Finland wanted to know if the elderly are doing a better job supplementing with vitamin D since the late 1990s, at least in Finland.