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Vitamin D: increasing supplement use in at-risk groups | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Vitamin¬†D is essential for skeletal growth and bone health. Severe deficiency can result in rickets (among children) and osteomalacia (among children and adults). Dietary sources are limited. National surveys suggest that around a fifth of adults and 8 to 24% of children may have low vitamin D status.  
nice.org.uk
over 6 years ago
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Vitamin D in Pregnancy: Winter Babies Benefit, High Doses Harm

Mothers who take vitamin D supplements while pregnant may have winter babies with better bone health, but high-dose supplements may weaken the mom's femoral bones, according to two studies.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Vitamin D and Calcium Fail to Reduce Risk for Adenomas

A large randomized trial failed to show that vitamin D and calcium supplements reduced the risk for colorectal adenomas in a high-risk population.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Vitamin D Supplements Improve Cognition in Patients With MS

Recommending high doses of vitamin D is routine in some multiple sclerosis centers.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Vitamin D Supplementation: Give to Mother or to Infant?

It may make more sense to prescribe vitamin D to pregnant and lactating mothers than to breast-fed infants, but who will pay?  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago