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Vitamin D Protects Elderly From Falls

I came across an interesting analysis in this week's British Medical Journal about the elderly and their lack of vitamin D. The author of the piece recommends giving elderly patients high doses of vitamin D supplements to safeguard them from fractures and falls. Moreover, he believes the elderly, especially those who live nursing homes or are homebound, suffer more acutely from vitamin D deficiency than has been previously recognized. The root of the problem, according to the article:...

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