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A Higher Dose Of Vitamin D Reduces The Risk Of Falls In Nursing Home Residents: A Randomized, Multiple-dose Study

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 124
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
This dose response study suggested that 800IU was the lowest effective dose to significantly reduce fall risk in the elderly, with the 44-60% risk of falls in the lower dose and placebo groups being reduced to 20% over 5 months of study.

Fall Prevention With Supplemental And Active Forms Of Vitamin D: A Meta-analysis Of Randomised Controlled Trials

Effect None
Trial Design Meta analysis
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 2426
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
This meta-analysis noted that high dose (700-1000 IU) Vitamin D reduced fall risk by 19% (95% CI of 0.71 to 0.92) with studies measuring serum Vitamin D above 60nmol/L noting a slightly more protective effect. Lower doses were not effective.

Fall Prevention With Supplemental And Active Forms Of Vitamin D: A Meta-analysis Of Randomised Controlled Trials

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Meta analysis
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 2426
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
This meta-analysis noted that high dose (700-1000 IU) Vitamin D reduced fall risk by 19% (95% CI of 0.71 to 0.92) with studies measuring serum Vitamin D above 60nmol/L noting a slightly more protective effect. Lower doses were not effective.

Low-dose Vitamin D Prevents Muscular Atrophy And Reduces Falls And Hip Fractures In Women After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 96
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
1,000 IU of Vitamin (D2) for 2 years that improved serum Vitamin D from the deficient range into the sufficient range reduced falls (59%) and appeared to reduce muscular atrophy as assessed by more type II fibers and muscle strength.