ea0032p112 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013
, Costan Anca Roxana
, Vulpoi Carmen
Background: Vitamin D deficiency is common in elderly nursing home residents. It has been associated with low bone mineral density, muscle weakness, increased body sway and falls. Evidence indicates that supplementation of vitamin D in these individuals helps to improve locomotor function and general health.Patients and methods: We evaluated, in a 12 months interval, the effects of vitamin D supplementation on grip strength in 45 nursing home residents (...