Navigation Links
Better vitamin D status could mean better quality of life for seniors
Date:4/25/2010

part of the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study initially designed to assess the associations among body composition, long-term health conditions, and mobility in older adults. For Houston's segment of the investigation, she studied 2788 seniors (mean age: ~75 years) for 4 years. At the beginning of the study, they assessed vitamin D status by analyzing each person's blood for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a precursor for activated vitamin D. At baseline and then 2 and 4 years later, the research team then determined whether circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D was related to the participants' physical function. Specifically, they looked at how quickly each participant could walk a short distance (6 meters) and rise from a chair five times as well as maintain his or her balance in progressively more challenging positions. Each participant was also put through a battery of tests assessing endurance and strength.

When the results were tabulated, participants with the highest levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D had better physical function. And, although physical function declined over the course of the study, it remained significantly higher among those with the highest vitamin D levels at the beginning of the study compared to those with the lowest vitamin D levels. The scientists were not surprised to learn that, in general, vitamin D consumption was very low in this group of otherwise healthy seniors. In fact, more than 90% of them consumed less vitamin D than currently recommended, and many were relying on dietary supplements.

The good news: higher circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D is related to better physical function in seniors. But it's impossible to tell from this type of research whether increasing vitamin D intake will actually lead to stronger muscles and preserve physical function. This is partly due to the fact that our bodies can make vitamin D if they get enough sunlight. So, it is possible that the participants with better physical fun
'/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Price
media@faseb.org
714-765-2012
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Get a Better Shave in Less Time With New Waterless Shave Product
2. Glued graft for Pterygium Yield Better Cosmetic Results
3. Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers
4. Better patient safety linked to fewer medical malpractice claims in California
5. Better Treatment Found for Crohns Disease
6. Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection
7. M. D. Anderson zeroes in on better way to predict prognosis in pediatric leukemia patients
8. Want better health information technology? Ask patients how they want it
9. Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B
10. Maintaining regular daily routines is associated with better sleep quality in older adults
11. Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 An operating theatre or ... for performing surgical operations. An operating room comprises a ... booms, operating room lights, imaging displays as well as ... by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market research firm, ... USD 4.5 billion by 2019. , According to ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... "Women struggle with weight gain typically associated to ... early as 15, if not earlier. Women therefore ... downs of hormone related weight gain. The battle ... to rage against the hidden and ever-present hormones which ... begin to face menopause and related changes, these hormonal ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... By Dennis Thompson ... -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American ... the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The ... it, even if they didn,t get the medication until five ... cases of Ebola who were days or even hours away ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke compared ... 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by ... a simple clinical assessment of the type of AF ... Ischaemic stroke is the second cause of death in ... many more disabled patients each year. Annual direct health ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The National ... to announce that Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, and ... of the American Academy of Nursing. They will be ... RN-BC, CCM, FACHE, whose induction we reported last May. ... 18, 2014, during the 2014 American Academy of Nursing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4
... go indoors, , , SATURDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Summer ... so it is also the time for them to be ... is, ,When thunder roars, go indoors," Mary Ann Cooper, director ... Illinois at Chicago, said in a prepared statement. "Decisions about ...
... Emageon Inc.,(Nasdaq: EMAG ), a leader ... networks and imaging facilities,announced today that the Strategic ... Jefferies and Company as Lead Advisor and SunTrust,Robinson ... it evaluates all,strategic options available to the company., ...
... MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., July 11 A,democratic process involving ... July 14 with hearings to determine the best way ... have the greatest strength,to win for their families and ... step in a thorough, open, and democratic,discussion to make ...
... $500 million in cuts, WASHINGTON, July 11 ... and pay more out of pocket,for health care, while ... legislation approved this week by the U.S. Congress., ... from the,Medicare Advantage program over a five-year period, including ...
... Texas, July 11 Abuelo,s restaurants today,released the ... been linked to consumption of certain raw jalapeno ... recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),Abuelo,s ... our recipes and,plate presentations at this time. We ...
... In New York, the majority of Medicaid LTC Funds ... A new report by AARP,s,Public Policy Institute finds mixed ... long-term care (LTC) options under Medicaid.,According to the report, ... Medicaid LTC dollars for older people providing home and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Summer Is Peak Time for Lightning Strikes 2Health News:Florida Seniors' Medicare Advantage Benefits at Risk 2Health News:New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid 2Health News:New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... Oil Market by Extraction type (SFE, Cold Pressed, ... Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) - ... MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Amaranth Seed Oil ... market size in terms of value. The Amaranth ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014   Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical ... today that T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, ... of Directors. " Teo Forcht Dagi ... medical innovation and venture capital," said Remis Bistras , ... add his clinical, strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage ... at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science ... Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia ... discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can ... Jeffrey Beckstead , Director of Product Development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3
... (NASDAQ: IPHS ), the leading North American ... pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets, today announced ... completed the acquisition of Kelatron Corporation. Kelatron ... of bioactive mineral nutrients. For over 30 years, the ...
... Filtrona Porous Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of custom ... will introduce a new range of hydrophilic, polyurethane foams ... COMPAMED trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from 16 to ... New innovations to be featured at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Innophos Holdings, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Kelatron Corporation 2Filtrona Porous Technologies to Introduce New Hydrophilic Foam Products for Advanced Wound Care at the MEDICA / COMPAMED Trade Fair 2
... Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette is a ... a compact and robust design, and superior ... used to operate the measuring stroke and ... Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy ...
... Finnpipette Focus from Thermo Labsystems ... ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... offers a custom fit for ... shorter tip cones allow easier ...
... Focus from Thermo Labsystems was ... with uncompromising performance. The ... a custom fit for different ... tip cones allow easier and ...
... Finnpipette Focus from Thermo Labsystems ... ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... offers a custom fit for ... shorter tip cones allow easier ...
Medicine Products: