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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 751310, 6 pages
The Association between Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D, Postural Sway, and Falls Risk: An Observational Cohort Study
1School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS 7250, Australia
2School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Received 28 May 2013; Revised 12 August 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013
Academic Editor: Alice Nieuwboer
Copyright © 2013 Marie-Louise Bird et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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