Deficiency In Vitamin D May lead to Muscle Weakness
Bhubaneswar: As per new research, vitamin D deficiency may lead to poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over.
Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout life is a crucial component of successful ageing, in promoting independence, mobility, quality of life and reducing falls and frailty.
While resistance exercise is known to preserve muscle function, there is growing evidence that adequate vitamin D status may also be protective.
The findings are based on the analysis of data from over 4,000 adults aged 60 years and over, from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA).
The study revealed the associated benefits of physical activity. Older adults partaking in regular moderate physical activity had a significantly lower likelihood of poor muscle strength and physical performance.