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Study on the effects of vitamin D on aging underway

Posted on: September 9, 2013   by  Vitamin D Council

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Europe’s largest healthy ageing study has now recruited over a fourth of its target 2,000 participants. The study, called DO-HEALTH, is a clinical trial examining the effects of three simple interventions in seniors: vitamin D, omega 3s and an at-home exercise program.

The DO-HEALTH study is recruiting participants in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland who are 70 years or older and mobile. The study will last three years and researchers will see if the interventions prevent chronic diseases like fractures and falls, functional decline, high blood pressure, cognitive decline and pain from osteoarthritis.

“We are pleased to announce that the DO-HEALTH study is on track and on target in achieving the 25% recruitment milestone,” announced Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, Director of the Centre on Aging and Mobility of Zurich University and DO-HEALTH Principal Investigator.

Find out how you can participate at http://do-health.eu/wordpress/participate-2/

DO-HEALTH study centers at Universities in Zurich, Basel, Geneva, Toulouse, Innsbruck, Coimbra, and Berlin are calling for the participation of 2152 men and women, aged 70 years or older, mobile and living independently at home.

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