Vit D for the elderly: how to get the dose right

The role of vitamin D in maintaining bone health remains a hot topic in medicine but the exact dosing to help with fall and fracture prevention has been unclear.

Now, a panel of global bone health experts has assessed the existing evidence from a recent Cochrane review of 53 trials and provided their interpretation of the results.

 In a white paper published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing, Professor Gustavo Duque from the University of Melbourne and colleagues conclude that vitamin D supplementation and higher dietary calcium together are