A new clinical trial found that high dose vitamin D supplementation reduced acute respiratory infections in nursing home residents by nearly 50%.
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A recent RCT determined vitamin D not only decreased the risk of falls in older women, but also improved balance.
A recent randomized controlled trial indicated that neither exercise nor vitamin D reduced falls in elderly women.
Using studies of vitamin D and falls, Dr. Cannell discusses the importance of healthcare professionals to prescribe higher doses of vitamin D.
New study finds that vitamin D reduces falls and fractures in vascular Parkinsonism but in a surprise finding, not Parkinson’s disease.
We have received many emails regarding the calcium, vitamin D and fracture report from the United States Preventative Services Task Force. Brant Cebulla discusses our take on the most recent report.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of falls and vitamin D dosing schedules. They looked at effectiveness of daily dosing versus monthly or quarter year dosing.
A recent meta-analysis reports that daily vitamin D supplementation helps reduce falls among seniors living in long term care facilities.
The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) found vitamin D and regular exercise may prevent falls among older adults.
Dr Bischoff-Ferrari’s recent publication reviews the relationship between vitamin D blood levels and muscle function. Dr Cannell discusses this as well as research on elderly fall rates.