Falls and Hip Fracture Reduction Using Vitamin D Supplementation in Vascular Parkinsonism (Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management)

Summary

This study investigated the potential of Vitamin D supplementation for reducing the risk of falls and fragility hip fractures in patients with vascular Parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The evidence suggests that vitamin D decreases falls and hip fractures in VP by increasing muscle strength, but not in PD.

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Sato, Y. Iwamoto, J. [and] Honda, Y. [et al] (2013). Vitamin D reduces falls and hip fractures in vascular Parkinsonism but not in Parkinson’s disease. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, April 19th 2013, Vol.9, pp.171-6. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

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