Benefits of Vitamin D supplementation in older people living in nursing care facilities

Suzanne M. Dyer, Robert G. Cumming, Keith D. Hill, Ngaire Kerse, Ian D. Cameron

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Abstract

Key points
- Vitamin D has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of falls but not risk of falling in older adults in care facilities.
- A Cochrane meta-analysis has demonstrated a 28% reduction in the rate of falls in older adults in care facilities.
- Recent conclusions on lack of benefit of vitamin D supplementation should not be applied to older adults in care facilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-762
Number of pages2
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

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