Vitamin D and Muscle strength

This artical was posted on Oct.21,2015 in Musculoskeletal ( /news).

Vitamin D is most recognized for its effects on Bone and the Immune system. PB Tomlinson, from the University of London (United Kingdom), and colleagues completed a meta analysis of published studies of vitamin D and muscle strength in healthy adults (age 18 to40 years), covering a total of 310 subjects. Selective trails lasted from 4 weeks to 6 months and dosages differed from 4000 IU per day to 60,000 per week. Upper and lower limb muscle strength both showed a standardized mean difference of 0.32, for which the investigators  "(suggest) vitamin D supplemention significantly increased muscle strength."