Institute for Health & Ageing

Vital D Study

High dose vitamin D given annually increases falls and fractures


Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Health and Ageing are identifying practical ways to reduce the risk of falls and bone fractures in older people.

The researchers have previously conducted a large study using Vitamin D supplementation.  The results have been widely used by other experts to improve our understanding of what the ideal dose of vitamin D is, and how often supplementation should be taken to improve the strength of our bones and muscles.  Further results from this important study continue to be published and improve our understanding so that practical lifestyle measures can be promoted to reduce common events falls and fractures in older Australians.


Published Articles

In the Media

Editorial: Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS. High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Too Much of a Good Thing?. JAMA. 2010;303(18):1861-1862.