Posted Date: 19th June, 2012 Last updated at 00:00 PST
Vitamin D can reduce rate of mortality in seniors: study
A study has revealed that vitamin D when taken with calcium can reduce the rate of mortality in seniors‚ therefore providing a possible means of increasing life expectancy
The study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggested that calcium with vitamin D supplements reduces the risk of fractures.
The findings from the study found that the reduced mortality was not due to a lower number of fractures‚ but represents a beneficial effect beyond the reduced fracture risk.