Heike Bischoff

Each year, with an increasing trend, one-third of all people over the age of 65 suffer a fall and in 6 percent of cases that resulted in a broken bone. In a constantly aging society, therefore the prevention of falling and fractures is a more important task. Also be elderly, much sooner than younger people “Sunshine vitamins lack victims of infectious and autoimmune diseases as a result of”. Already in an earlier study this year the important role demonstrated of vitamin D in strengthening the immune system and prevent flu and other exist. In a comprehensive meta-analysis of data from eight representative studies with over 2,400 participants, Swiss researcher Prof. Dr.

Heike Bischoff-Ferrari come now concluded that a daily dose of at least 700 to 1,000 international units (IU) vitamin D can reduce the risk of falling with the often deadly consequences by almost 20 percent. A lower dose is However, ineffective. Researchers also detected from France and of Switzerland in a series of tests: elderly people with adequate vitamin D supply cut at various intelligence and response test about twice as well off as elder with a vitamin D deficiency. In all up on a test participants with a vitamin D levels fared significantly better than 10 ng/mL as the group with a serum levels below 10 ng/mL. mental retardation in the group with vitamin D deficiency were relatively frequent. Just older people reside less in the Sun, rarely use a solarium and D synthesis decreases the ability of your skin to the vitamin, the consequences of this age group are particularly pronounced. It is therefore so to enable older people easier access to tanning devices in addition to the treatment by vitamin D allowances, thinking in some European countries about ways and means. For more information,