Vitamin D Prevents Disabilities

Fall 2006 CSANews Issue 61  |  Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.Back to list

Dutch researchers have found that persons over the age of 65 with low blood levels of Vitamin D were three times more likely to end up in a nursing home. Vitamin
D keeps bones strong and maintains muscle strength, particularly in the lower legs, which helps prevent falls. It is recommended that persons over 65 consume as much as 800-1000 IU (International Units) of vitamin D daily.