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Falls are the second largest cause of accidental death in the world (Vitamin D not mentioned) – Oct 2020

Bad balance: why dangerous falls are on the rise around the world New Scientist

"Globally, falls are the second biggest cause of accidental death after traffic accidents.
Between 1990 and 2017, the total number of deadly falls around the world nearly doubled."


Falls and Fractures category in VitaminDWiki contains the following

Hip fracture in VitaminDWiki title (67 as of June 2022)
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Seniors category in VitaminDWiki starts with

381 items in Seniors

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Overview Seniors and Vitamin D
Muscle in VitaminDWiki title,
Overview Fractures and Falls and Vitamin D

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Cancer - Prostate category listing has 96 items along with related searches

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Mortality category listing has 276 items along with related searches

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Restless Legs Syndrome dramatically reduced by vitamin D, etc
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Frailty is associated with low Vitamin D many studies
Search VitaminDWIKI for "GAIT SPEED" 173 items as of Aug 2020
10 reasons why seniors need more vitamin D has the following

  1. Senior skin produces 3X less Vitamin D for the same sun intensity
  2. Seniors have fewer vitamin D receptors as they age
  3. Seniors are indoors more than than when they were younger
    • not as agile, weaker muscles; frail, no longer enjoy hot temperatures
    • (if outside, stay in the shade), however, seniors might start outdoor activities like gardening, biking, etc.
  4. Seniors wear more clothing outdoors than when younger
    • Seniors also are told to fear skin cancer/wrinkles
  5. Seniors often take various drugs which reduce vitamin D
  6. Seniors often have one or more diseases which consume vitamin D
  7. Seniors generally put on weight at they age - and a heavier body requires more vitamin D
  8. Seniors often (40%) have fatty livers – which do not process vitamin D as well
  9. Reduced stomach acid ==>less Magnesium needed to utilize vitamin D
    (would not show up on vitamin D test)
  10. Seniors with poorly functioning kidneys do not process vitamin D as well
    (would not show up on vitamin D test) 2009 full text online  Also PDF 2009
  11. Vitamin D is not as bioavailable in senior digestive systems (Stomach acid or intestines?)


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