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Vitamin D could help prevent falls

Vitamin D could help prevent falls : “So a group in Boston brought together all the trials of vitamin D and falls and found that it reduced the risk of a fall by about 20 per cent, and that 15 people aged around 70 needed to take vitamin D for anything up to three years for one person to avoid a fall.”

It would be great if Vitamin D could help prevent falls in the elderly because they often have complications from falls or cannot get help quickly if they have fallen. Vit D helps build muscle and this is how it helps to prevent falls. More research into this area will really help keep older people more independent and that’s a bonus.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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