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Vitamin D Deficit - Especially during the winter

Vitamin D is vital for the absorption of calcium which, in turn, is essential for maintaining strong bones and avoiding osteoporosis. It follows that vitamin D has an important role to play in fall prevention.

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy have found that many older adults do not get enough of the vitamin, according to the Pulse wire report. The scientists noted that seniors tend not to get outdoors as much as younger persons, which matters since sunlight is a reliable source of vitamin D. Likewise, seniors often do not ingest sufficient vitamin D-fortified foods such as orange juice and milk.

The research subjects of the study ranged in age from 65 to 89 years old. One interesting finding to surface from the investigation was this: When pharmacists educated the participants about the importance of vitamin D, their intake did increase -- but, even so, it remained below the amount needed for robust senior health.

Whereas the government recommends 400 to 600 IU (international units) of vitamin D per day, these university researchers doubt that such levels are sufficient for the elderly. They suggest a daily intake of 1,200 IU.

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