Taken in moderation, vitamin D may decrease the risk of falls. In addition, insufficient intake of vitamin B12 and protein can cause balance problems and difficulty walking, which could increase the risk of falling. Moderate doses of fish oil may help reduce falls among otherwise healthy older adults.
On the other hand, taking too much vitamin D or taking supplements that promote sleep, like melatonin, may increase the risk of falls.
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