The results of the thesis of Christiaan Oudshoorn indicate that vitamin D deficiency is still prevalent among older individuals and that knowledge among older individuals about vitamin D is poor. With regard to functional performance an association between vitamin D status and muscle performance in both men and women was demonstrated. High dose vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function (gait speed and TUGT performance) and is well tolerated. In addition associations were also observed with cognitive performance and vascular function.
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