Review: High-dose oral vitamin D supplements and active vitamin D prevent falls in older persons

Robbins, John
January 2010
ACP Journal Club;1/19/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted by researcher H.A. Bischoff-Ferrari and colleagues to know whether oral supplemental vitamin D or active vitamin D prevent falls in persons 65 years of age. Meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of supplemental vitamin D showed decrease in falls, while significant heterogeneity was present. A chart showing the amount of oral vitamin D supplements or active vitamin D to prevent falls in older persons is also presented.


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