Thursday, March 31, 2005

Vitamin D could cut elderly falls

Falls and fractures could be a thing of the past if everyone aged 65 and older were to take extra vitamin D, experts believe.

It would be a quick and easy way to cut morbidity and save NHS money, they say.
Mounting evidence suggests the vitamin not only makes bones stronger, but also has a positive affect on the muscles.

Studies have shown elderly people who take vitamin D supplements are more stable on their legs and less likely to fall and hurt themselves.

Source BBC News

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