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Bischoff Ferrari, H A (2009). Vitamin D in fracture prevention and muscle function and fall prevention. Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 7(1):107-112.

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This chapter reviews the potential of vitamin D for the prevention of falls and fractures. Evidence from randomized-controlled trials will be reviewed for both endpoints, as well as epidemiologic data that links higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status to better bone and muscle health. The chapter addresses the evidence of fracture and fall prevention by dose of vitamin D, by type of dwelling and treatment duration. All data considered, this chapter summarizes the compelling dual benefit of vitamin D on fracture reduction by its bone and muscle target, a concept that is reviewed at the onset of the chapter.



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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Geriatric Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
360 Social problems & social services
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Date:March 2009
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 10:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:57
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s12018-009-9037-7

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