More falls seen with high-dose vitamin D

More is not necessarily better when it comes to the dose of vitamin D for preventing fractures and falls in elderly people, a Swiss study has shown.

Researchers have been baffled by a higher rate of falls seen in elderly patients who took higher ranges of the recommended dose of vitamin D for improving bone health and preventing falls.

In a one-year randomised controlled trial, researchers found that patients who took the equivalent of 2000 IU of vitamin D daily showed no improvement in the physical function of their legs (as measured by walking speed, balance and