Role of Vitamin D in Muscle Strength and Function

Publish Date: 23 - 25 June 2009
Author(s): Michael Holic, PhD, MD

Abstract:

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with many chronic illnesses. Thus, a major effort is needed to re-educate health care professionals and the public about the beneficial effects of sunlight and vitamin D supplementation for health. Adults need at least 1500-2000 IU of vitamin D a day. Children require at least 400 IU of vitamin D a day and preferably 1000 IU of vitamin D a day to improve their overall health and well-being, including muscle strength.
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Michael Holic, PhD, MD

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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