Preventing Falls with Vitamin D

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Preventing Falls with Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is known to have direct effects on muscle strength and can improve strength, function, and balance in elderly individuals. Supplementation of 700-1000 IU Vitamin D in individuals over age 65 has been shown to decrease falls by 19%. This effect is present within 2-5 months of treatment and lasts 12 months after cessation of treatment.


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Haehn, Missy. (2010). Preventing Falls with Vitamin D. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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