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Low vitamin D linked to frailty and mortality in older men

Posted on: July 13, 2013   by  Kate Saley

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Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that vitamin D deficiency is associated with frailty and all-cause mortality in older men.

The researchers, led by Yuen Wong, MBBS, were interested in examining the relationship between D deficiency, frailty and mortality in older men living in Australia.

The study included data from 4,200 men aged 70-88 years who were enrolled in the Health and Men cohort. This cohort began in 1996 and enrollees were followed through 2009. At baseline, the researchers looked at these men’s frailty scores and how and if they correlated with vitamin D levels at all. Frailty was assessed by the FRAIL scale which measures fatigue, resistance, ambulation, illness, and loss of weight. They also wanted to know if vitamin D levels and/or frailty were associated with mortality risk at all over the course of the 13 year study period.

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1 Response to Low vitamin D linked to frailty and mortality in older men

  1. Magic

    There is NO DOUBT in my mind that vitamin D3 “makes you better and keeps you better.”

    I am at an age, almost 80 that I am losing lots of friends, Rapidly. These are people who explained to me that they would “check with their doctor.” Their doctor steered them away from such danger. The old stay in the house where you are safe theory……If you go out, cover up and slather that stuff on you just to make sure.

    One friend of mine told me life was a crapshoot. Nine years younger than me, he “crapped out” last year.

    I have a problem and that is sometimes I don’t have a chance to MAKE SURE that they read this website…or they don’t just because they are too busy. D3 works so much better when combined with other nutrients…….AND EXERCISE.

    I have the best tan of my life and take NO prescription meds.

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