Zurich Disability Prevention Trial

2014-08-27 03:17:50 | BioPortfolio


This project was designed to optimizing vitamin D status in prefrail seniors age 70+ living at home and prevent their functional decline. We test 3 arms of monthly vitamin D supplementation. Intermittent dosing will improve adherence and simplify vitamin D supplementation.


We propose a double-blind, randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a

1. Active I (n=70): monthly high-dose vitamin D3 supplement dose (60'000 IU/month, equivalent to 2000 IU daily),

2. Active II (n=70): or a monthly standard vitamin D3 supplement dose combined with 25(OH)D (24'000 IU/month, equivalent to 800 IU daily PLUS 300 mcg 25(OH)D, equivalent to 10 mcg per day)

3. Control (n=70): compared to a standard vitamin D3 supplement dose (24'000 IU/month, equivalent to 800 IU daily)

All individuals will be advised to consume calcium from natural food sources in a daily dose of 600-800 mgs a day, including milk products. Maximal intake of supplemental calcium is restricted to 250 mg per day.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention


Community-dwelling Seniors


Hidroferol® (ES), ViDe3 (CH), ViDe3 (CH)


Prof. H.A. Bischoff-Ferrari, MD, DrPH; Centre on Aging and Mobility
Zurich, Waid Hospital, Centre on Aging and Mobility




University of Zurich

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:50-0400

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