High-dose vit D may increase chance of falls: study

The results highlights the problem with relying on dietary intake alone to mitigate falls risk, researchers say

More is not better when it comes to vitamin D, with high-dose supplementation appearing to increase rather than reduce the risk of falls, according to a US study.

Participants randomly selected to receive 1000IU/day of vitamin D had nearly double the risk of a fall resulting in a fracture or dislocation than those taking 200IU/ day, found researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

In results published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the 308 patients who received 1000IU, also had 2.5 times higher