Vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function in older people who fall.

  title={Vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function in older people who fall.},
  author={J. Dhesi and S. Jackson and L. Bearne and C. Moniz and M. Hurley and C. Swift and T. Allain},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={33 6},
  • J. Dhesi, S. Jackson, +4 authors T. Allain
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Age and ageing
  • BACKGROUND vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence of fractures in older adults. This may be partly mediated by effects of vitamin D on neuromuscular function. OBJECTIVE to determine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on aspects of neuromuscular function known to be risk factors for falls and fractures. DESIGN randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING falls clinic taking referrals from general practitioners and accident and emergency department. SUBJECTS… CONTINUE READING
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