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 risk of a fall resulting