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Vitamin D: a D-Lightful health perspective.
Nutr Rev 2008; 66(10 Suppl 2):S182-94NR

Abstract

Sunlight provides most humans with their vitamin D requirement. Adequate vitamin D(3) by synthesis in the skin or from dietary and supplemental sources is essential for bone health throughout life. Vitamin D deficiency is defined as a 25(OH)D concentration <20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L); vitamin D sufficiency as a 25(OH)D >30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L), and insufficiency as 21-29 ng/mL. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency has been linked to a wide variety of chronic diseases including common cancers, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the vitamin D deficiency pandemic. Guidelines for sensible sun exposure and supplemental vitamin D of 800-1000 IU/day are needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. mfholick@bu.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18844847

Citation

Holick, Michael F.. "Vitamin D: a D-Lightful Health Perspective." Nutrition Reviews, vol. 66, no. 10 Suppl 2, 2008, pp. S182-94.
Holick MF. Vitamin D: a D-Lightful health perspective. Nutr Rev. 2008;66(10 Suppl 2):S182-94.
Holick, M. F. (2008). Vitamin D: a D-Lightful health perspective. Nutrition Reviews, 66(10 Suppl 2), pp. S182-94. doi:10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00104.x.
Holick MF. Vitamin D: a D-Lightful Health Perspective. Nutr Rev. 2008;66(10 Suppl 2):S182-94. PubMed PMID: 18844847.
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