Study: More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin D - deficiency linked to muscle injuries

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY | on Fri, Mar 17, 3:00 AM

More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of Vitamin D[1], and this left them more susceptible to muscle injuries, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). "Vitamin D has been shown to play a role in muscle function and strength," said Scott Rodeo, MD, senior investigator and co-chief emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS. "While most prior studies have focused on the aging population as the grou...

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