What are the side effects of low vitamin D levels in older adults?

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F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
Low vitamin D levels can result in bone loss, an increased risk for fracture, abnormal balance, and reduced strength. It is also associated with an increased risk of falls, impaired physical function, pain, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Fit at Fifty and Beyond: A Balanced Exercise and Nutrition Program (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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Fit at Fifty and Beyond: A Balanced Exercise and Nutrition Program (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

As people reach their fifties, the body’s metabolism slows. Without a change in eating or exercise habits, it’s common to put on weight and become less able to perform routine physical...

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