The French food supplements trade group Synadiet has clarified that the Uvestérol D vitamin D product linked to an infant death before Christmas was a prescription-only medicine and not available as a food supplement to the public.
The use of vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in healthy adults is ‘inappropriate’, says a new meta-analysis from New Zealand, but such claims should not discourage healthy people from taking vitamin D for all the possible benefits,...
Vitamin D supplements can reduce fractures in elderly men and
women, finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal.
Previous research shows that vitamin D taken with calcium can help
prevent fractures in the elderly, but...
A recent clinical review draws together the growing body of
evidence which points to the benefits for the elderly if they
maintain their vitamin D levels - notably, better muscle strength
and a lower risk from falls.