Vitamin D in sarcopenia: Understanding its role in pathogenesis, prevention and treatment

Arik G., Ulger Z.

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, cilt.7, sa.3, ss.207-213, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eurger.2015.12.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-213


Vitamin D has a well-known critical role in calcium and bone homeostasis. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the potential regulatory role of vitamin D on metabolic pathways implicated in muscle functions. Evidence coming from epidemiologic studies has demonstrated that poor vitamin D status is associated with worse muscle functions. However, whether vitamin D deficiency and supplementation has a role on sarcopenia is not fully known. This review will focus on current knowledge and emerging data regarding the role of vitamin D in muscle functions and sarcopenia. (C) 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS and European Union Geriatric Medicine Society. All rights reserved.