Vitamin D may help older people's muscles too

Those with deficiency have a 65% increased risk of impaired muscle strength: researchers

Older adults with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have impaired skeletal muscle strength and function compared with those with sufficient vitamin D levels, a study suggests.

Muscle strength

Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin have also found that moderate physical activity plays an important protective role against poor physical performance.

Drawing upon data from more than 4100 adults (mean age 70) from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, researchers analysed handgrip strength and short physical performance battery scores to determine the association between