Quick Navigation

Risk of Falls

Risk of falling refers to elderly individuals with funtional impairment, and interventions to improve muscular function or bone integrity tend to reduce falls and thus reduce both fracture and mortality risk.

Research analysis led by .
Reviewed by
Examine.com Team
Last Updated:

Tired of all the misinformation spread by supplement companies?

Learn what works, what's a waste, and how to achieve your health goals with our free supplement mini-course.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect risk of falls
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-a Notable Moderate See all 4 studies
The risk of falls in the elderly (and subsequently, rate of bone fractures) appears to be significantly reduced with Vitamin D supplementation at 700 IU or greater, with most research in the 700-1000 IU range. Lower doses do not appear effective, and a greater protective effect appears to exist alongside calcium supplementation (and possibly Vitamin K supplementation)