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Frailty is an extremely common and serious health problem in the elderly. Frailty has been described as "a biologic syndrome of decreased reserve and resistance to stressors, resulting from cumulative declines across multiple physiologic systems and causing vulnerability to adverse health outcomes" by Fried and colleagues. Frailty is associated with incident falls, functional limitation, disability, and mortality. There are many reports that vitamin D deficiency may play roles in diabetes mellitus, cancers, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune diseases, and was associated with poorer physical performance, falls and fractures, and a greater risk of nursing home admission. Recently, researches suggest that vitamin D may provide treatment and prevention from these diseases lead to frailty. Vitamin D is expected to be a treatment for frailty in an aging society.
Geriatric Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan.
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Name: Clinical calcium
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An isomer of glucose that has traditionally been considered to be a B vitamin although it has an uncertain status as a vitamin and a deficiency syndrome has not been identified in man. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1379) Inositol phospholipids are important in signal transduction.
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN D in the diet, insufficient production of vitamin D in the skin, inadequate absorption of vitamin D from the diet, or abnormal conversion of vitamin D to its bioactive metabolites. It is manifested clinically as RICKETS in children and OSTEOMALACIA in adults. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1406)
A family of phylloquinones that contains a ring of 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone and an isoprenoid side chain. Members of this group of vitamin K 1 have only one double bond on the proximal isoprene unit. Rich sources of vitamin K 1 include green plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. Vitamin K1 has antihemorrhagic and prothrombogenic activity.
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