Vitamin D Linked to Some Adverse Effects

by Kathy Jones on  May 27, 2010 at 9:42 PM Women Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
The consumption of Vitamin D is seen to be beneficial for many reasons and several studies have revealed that deficiency of this vitamin may lead to health issues.
 Vitamin D Linked to Some Adverse Effects
Vitamin D Linked to Some Adverse Effects
Advertisement

However this vitamin is not without side effects. Kerrie Sanders of the University of Melbourne in Australia and colleagues reveal that high doses of vitamin D increased the risk of falls in elderly women.

Advertisement
The study included 2,256 women aged 70 and older who received high doses of the vitamin. Some patients got as much as 5,00,000 international units. However the researchers discovered that high dose of vitamin D increased falls by 15% and fractures by 26% as compared to placebo.

The details appear in last week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Source: Medindia
RAS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Rickets Vitamin Supplements Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid Vitamin B6 Vitamin B9 Vitamin B-12 Vitamin-F Bone Health Food Combinations that Affect Your Well Being 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive