Did you know that high levels of vitamin D are associated with better walking ability?
A study carried out with our G-WALK system, a miniaturized digital system for walking analysis, demonstrates this.
A group of 60 young adults aged 19 or older was examined.
Thanks to tests carried out with the inertial sensor, it was found that vitamin D is positively correlated with walking speed, so that young physically active subjects reported high levels of vitamin D. It was also observed that walking speed is more likely reduced in subjects with low levels of vitamin D.
This study is the first to report that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with walking ability and lipid parameters in young adults.
The analysis also showed that the vitamin D status is an independent predictor for a reduction in walking speed. The data suggest that the reduction of walking ability can be prevented by ensuring a sufficient supply of vitamin D to our body.
Future research developments could be related to the assessment of how dietary interventions can be used to slow down the progression of frailty in adults.
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