Balance problems and falls are major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Two research centers in Oregon, USA, therefore investigated the relationship of vitamin D supplementation on balance control and fall reduction. To this end, balance function and vitamin D concentrations were determined by balance tests and blood analyzes. Vitamin D concentrations were found to be correlated inversely with Parkinson’s disease. These findings support previous research results showing that vitamin D plays a significant role in Parkinson’s disease. Further details can be found in the study.
Peterson et al.