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J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2017 May 1;117(5):301-305. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2017.055.

Vitamin D Deficiency, Its Role in Health and Disease, and Current Supplementation Recommendations.

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a common metabolic/endocrine abnormality. Despite known dietary sources of vitamin D and the role of sunlight in its production, much of the US population may have inadequate levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Deficiency of vitamin D can be caused by a variety of health conditions, but studies on the effects of vitamin D supplements have had mixed results. This evidence-based clinical review discusses what is currently known about vitamin D and what areas need further research to clarify its role in health and disease.

PMID:
28459478
DOI:
10.7556/jaoa.2017.055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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