from new research indicate long-term supplementation with calcium and
vitamin D greatly reduces the risk of falling in women over the age of
65. While this finding was not true for men, women over the age
of 65 reduced their risk of falling by 46 percent - 65 percent in less
active women. The supplementation seemed to have greater success on the
less active women.
Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, February 27, 2006.