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Relevance of vitamin D in fall prevention


Bischoff-Ferrari, Heike A (2017). Relevance of vitamin D in fall prevention. Geriatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement, 15(1):E1-E7.

Abstract

This review will summarize recent clinical studies and meta-analyses on the effect of vitamin D supplementation on fall prevention. As fall prevention is fundamental in fracture prevention at older age, we discuss if and to what extend the vitamin D effect on muscle modulates hip fracture risk. Further, to explain the effect of vitamin D on fall prevention, we will review the mechanistic evidence linking vitamin D to muscle health and the potentially selective effect of vitamin D on type II fast muscle fibers.

Abstract

This review will summarize recent clinical studies and meta-analyses on the effect of vitamin D supplementation on fall prevention. As fall prevention is fundamental in fracture prevention at older age, we discuss if and to what extend the vitamin D effect on muscle modulates hip fracture risk. Further, to explain the effect of vitamin D on fall prevention, we will review the mechanistic evidence linking vitamin D to muscle health and the potentially selective effect of vitamin D on type II fast muscle fibers.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Geriatric Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Language:English
Date:1 March 2017
Deposited On:18 Jan 2018 12:20
Last Modified:19 Mar 2018 09:55
Publisher:John Libbey Eurotext
ISSN:2115-7863
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1684/pnv.2017.0650
PubMed ID:28246064

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