Older Adults With Higher Vitamin D Levels Have Improved Mobility, Study Finds
By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Health News
April 26, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) — Vitamin D, already considered a way to help fight colds, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills, may also keep people mobile in their golden years, according to a new study.
Older adults who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had better physical functioning, says Denise Houston, PhD, RD, assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She presented the findings Sunday at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting.
“Those with better vitamin D levels started out better and ended up better on physical performance tests,” she tells WebMD.
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