D3 intake may lessen falls, injuries in older people

02/18/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A Dutch study of elderly, vitamin D-insufficient patients has found weekly doses of 8400 IU of vitamin D3 helped increase serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. The researchers say the treatment was particularly helpful for patients suffering from elevated swaying, which can lead to falls and broken bones in older people.

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