The benefits of vitamin D are undeniable. “Solar vitamin” is responsible for the exchange of calcium and phosphorus, supports the brain and immunity, strengthens bone and muscle tissue, normalizes the activity of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract and monitors blood vessels. Deficiency of a valuable substance can result in serious illness and even early death.

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The sunniest and most needed vitamin D accompanies people from birth. It is given to babies to avoid rickets. In women, it normalizes hormonal levels and is responsible for reproductive function. Men take a valuable vitamin to keep their testosterone at the right level, in addition, it protects their prostatitis. People of advanced age need vitamin D to avoid osteoporosis and dynapenia.

The term “dynapenia” (translated from Greek means “lack of strength”)
not familiar to everyone. This is the name of muscle atrophy, characteristic of the elderly. Loss of muscle strength is dangerous with falls, broken bones, and hospitalization.

Patients suffering from dynaponia may be bedridden for a long time and often die at an earlier age than their peers. The problem can be prevented, but this should not be done alone, but in alliance with doctors.

An important discovery regarding the elderly, who suffer from loss of muscle strength, was made by a team of scientists from University College London and the Federal University of San Carlos (Brazil). During the experiment, they analyzed the data of 3,205 people aged 50 years and older who did not experience dip.

As a basis, the researchers took the average grip strength, which in medical practice is equated with an indicator of overall muscle strength. In men, it was 26 kg or more, in women – 16 kg.

By the end of the four-year experiment, the researchers found that people with vitamin D deficiency (less than 30 nanomoles/liter of blood) had a 70 percent higher risk of getting dynapnia than volunteers with normal vitamin D levels (above 50 nmol/liter). ).

After the researchers excluded people diagnosed with osteoporosis and those taking vitamin D from the results, volunteers with a solar vitamin deficiency increased their risk of developing dypenia by another 8 percent. This was reported edition Calcified Tissue International and Musculoskeletal Research, which published the results of the study.

This article is for informational purposes only. Before taking any medications, you should consult your doctor. You cannot self-medicate – it is dangerous.