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Vitamin D and muscle strength throughout the life course: a review of epidemiological and intervention studies

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, October 2014
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Title
Vitamin D and muscle strength throughout the life course: a review of epidemiological and intervention studies
Published in
Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, October 2014
DOI 10.1111/jhn.12268
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Authors

E. K. McCarthy, M. Kiely

Abstract

The putative role of vitamin D in muscle function and strength throughout the life course is of interest because muscle strength is required for engagement in physical activity at all ages. As vitamin D deficiency is widely reported in the population, especially in countries at high latitude, the potential importance of vitamin D in muscle function throughout life, and the potential impacts on growth and development, participation in physical activity, and effects on skeletal and cardio-metabolic health, comprise an important topic for discussion. This review provides an overview of muscle function and summarises the role of the vitamin D receptor and the proposed molecular mechanisms of action of vitamin D in muscle cells. In addition, the review provides a comprehensive assessment of the clinical evidence surrounding the association between vitamin D and muscle strength. Among adults, particularly older adults, cross-sectional and cohort studies reported a positive association between vitamin D status and muscle strength. These associations have been largely confirmed by intervention studies. Limited research has been carried out in adolescents and children; two cross-sectional studies in adolescents have suggested an association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and muscle strength. However, the two intervention studies in adolescents have yielded conflicting results. Other than a single observational study, data in young children are very limited and further investigation in under 12-year-olds is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Researcher 7 10%
Other 6 8%
Other 16 22%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 16%
Sports and Recreations 11 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 15%
Psychology 4 5%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 March 2021.
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#1,838,938
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#236
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#23,558
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
#2
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