High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls.

Abstract

Context Vitamin D deficiency is common in elderly people, in those with sunlight deprivation, malnutrition and when comorbidities are present. One or all of these factors are often found in nursing home residents, making them one of the most populous risk groups for vitamin D deficiency. The beneficial effect of vitamin D for the prevention of musculoskeletal outcomes is relatively undebated, but the pleiotropic effects of vitamin D suggest further possible benefits, especially with regard to mortality, infections and autoimmunity.

DOI: 10.1136/eb-2017-102613

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@article{Amrein2017HighdoseMV, title={High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls.}, author={Karin Amrein and Elisabeth Altendorfer}, journal={Evidence-based nursing}, year={2017}, volume={20 4}, pages={120-121} }