Vitamin D Supplements Have No Effect For Fall Risk

According to a new study, vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk for falls in older adults, which is contrary to guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Approximately 30,000 older adults participated in 20 trials that looked at the effect of vitamin D (both with and without calcium) supplementation on the risk for fall and found that it did not reduce the incidence of fall by 15% or more. Calcium did not have an effect, either.

The authors concluded that there is little justification for using vitamin D for fall prevention.

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