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Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal health of older adults
Australian Family Physician
The scientific literature related to vitamin D and bone health in older adults is extensive. This article aims to summarise key practice points regarding vitamin D and bone health in older adults, relevant to general practitioners, and to provide an overview of the background literature to enable GPs to appreciate the extent of the supporting evidence. Vitamin D supplementation can prevent falls, particularly in the vitamin D deficient elderly. However, adequate vitamin D levels and dietarypmid:22396920 fatcat:2iwwgfthi5db7djkwllrvoklby