Neuromuscular and psychomotor function in elderly subjects who fall and the relationship with vitamin D status.

@article{Dhesi2002NeuromuscularAP,
  title={Neuromuscular and psychomotor function in elderly subjects who fall and the relationship with vitamin D status.},
  author={Jugdeep K. Dhesi and Lindsay M Bearne and C. V. D. Moniz and Michael V Hurley and Stephen H. D. Jackson and Cameron G. Swift and Theresa J. Allain},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={891-7}
}
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation significantly reduces the incidence of fractures. Evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency impairs neuromuscular function, causing an increase in falls and thereby fractures. The relationship between vitamin D, functional performance, and psychomotor function in elderly people who fall was examined in a prospective cross-sectional study. Patients were recruited from a falls clinic and stratified according to serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D levels (25OHD): group 1… CONTINUE READING
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