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Meta-Study Finds No Evidence That Vitamin D Prevents Falls Among Seniors

April 23, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Previous studies have reported evidence of a correlation between vitamin D supplements and a reduced risk of falls among older people. But a new meta-study of 20 clinical trials involving 29,535 people found no evidence at all that vitamin D reduced falls. But because most clinical trials report on only the total number of falls, not the number of falls per person, it cannot be established whether vitamin D might reduce falls in particularly vulnerable older people – i.e., those who fall often. The researchers acknowledged they are not sure whether a large clinical trial “in this vulnerable population” would be feasible.
Mark J Bolland et al., "Vitamin D supplementation and falls: a trial sequential meta-analysis. ", The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, April 23, 2014, © Elsevier Ltd
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