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Vitamin D and injury prevention

Johnson, Mary A. , Kimlin, Michael G., & Porter, Kathryn N. (2010) Vitamin D and injury prevention. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4(1), pp. 21-24.

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Abstract

Vitamin D, along with calcium, may help decrease the risk of falls and fractures in older adults. Sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet radiation are not recommended because they increase the risk of skin cancers and sun-induced eye disorders. Rather, vitamin D and calcium needs should be met through foods and dietary supplements. As a preventive measure to reduce the risk of falls and fractures, it is recommended that older adults meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines and consume 1000 IU of vitamin D, preferably as vitamin D3.

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ID Code: 38496
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: vitamin D, nutrition, injury orevention
DOI: 10.1177/1559827609348441
ISSN: 1559-8276
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:54

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