Should older people in residential care receive vitamin D to prevent falls? Results of a randomized trial.

@article{Flicker2005ShouldOP,
  title={Should older people in residential care receive vitamin D to prevent falls? Results of a randomized trial.},
  author={Leon A Flicker and Robert J MacInnis and Mark Simon Stein and Sam C Scherer and Kate E Mead and Caryl Anne Nowson and Jenny M. Thomas and Chris Lowndes and John L. Hopper and John Dennis Wark},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={1881-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of falls and fractures in older people in residential care who are not classically vitamin D deficient. DESIGN Randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind, trial of 2 years' duration. SETTING Multicenter study in 60 hostels (assisted living facilities) and 89 nursing homes across Australia. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred twenty-five residents (mean age 83.4) with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels between 25 and 90… CONTINUE READING
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