Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Disability?

October 2013
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Oct2013, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p3
The article presents the importance of obtaining enough vitamin D and how it can prevent disability especially on older people. It shows several studies on vitamin D deficient people with ages 55 and older to do six common tasks and how some participants report limitation in at least one of the activities. The article states that healthy adults need 600-800 International Units (IU) daily of vitamin D to avoid deficiency. INSET: VITAMIN D IN FOOD.


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