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Elderly men may benefit from vitamin D

Daly, Robin M., Haikerwal, Anjali and Ebeling, Peter R. 2008, Elderly men may benefit from vitamin D, Agrofoodindustry hi-tech, vol. 19, no. 5, September-October, pp. 32-34.

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Title Elderly men may benefit from vitamin D
Author(s) Daly, Robin M.
Haikerwal, Anjali
Ebeling, Peter R.
Journal name Agrofoodindustry hi-tech
Volume number 19
Issue number 5
Season September-October
Start page 32
End page 34
Publisher Teknoscienze
Place of publication Milan, Italy
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1722-6996
2035-4606
Summary Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a myriad of musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly, including osteoporosis, reduced muscle function, falls and fractures. Recent scientific trials, conducted mostly in elderly or institutionalized women, indicate that supplementation with at least 800 IU/d of vitamin D3 or a dose required to raise serum 25(OH) D levels to at least 75 nmol/L, and approximately 1200 mg/d of calcium is most effective for improving many of these musculoskeletal and functional performance measures. While further targeted research is still needed in elderly men, vitamin D supplementation should be considered as a safe and low cost strategy to optimize musculoskeletal health and function in both elderly men and women.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Teknoscienze
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