Massachusetts General Hospital

Fit in old age! -With the sunshine vitamin, just elderly skin is exposed less of the Sun. They remained more common in confined spaces and also had their skin is less able to make vitamin D (known as sunshine vitamin). Older people with a serious vitamin D deficiency in turn, die much earlier than people with adequate vitamin D supply. Add to your understanding with Ann Davies. Now almost at the same time two comprehensive studies of U.S. researchers have demonstrated that. A study of Johns Hopkins more than 700 home residents between 70 were University and 79 years over a period of 72 months regularly examined, interviewed and determines their vitamin D levels in the blood. 100 women died during the study period. It turned out that the women with a vitamin D deficiency had a more than twice as high risk to die than women with optimal values no matter what causes during the study period.

The results of a research group at the University of Colorado Denver and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston came to a similar conclusion. The group headed by Prof. Adit Ginde compared the earlier collected vitamin D levels in the blood of the 3,400 elderly representative for 24 million older Americans–with the deaths occurred in the meantime. Result: The older people with a vitamin D deficiency had a three times higher risk to die compared to subjects with optimal vitamin D levels of cardiovascular disease. Regardless of the cause of death is still 2.5 times the risk was higher. Prof.

Ginde: \”more than one-third of the elderly have a vitamin D levels, which suggests a significantly increased risk of premature death. \”Only a few actually have an optimal vitamin D levels for survival.\” This undersupply of paramount importance was for the health system in an ageing society. Just older people are particularly the dangerous consequences of vitamin D deficiency: osteoporosis and sometimes deadly-terminated Bone fractures are the case.