The case for improving vitamin D status

Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Evidence from both physiological experiments and randomized trials demonstrates that elevating vitamin D status above levels prevailing in the North American and European adult populations improves calcium absorption and reduces fall risk and osteoporotic fractures. Additionally observational data suggest that raising vitamin D status protects against various cancers and autoimmune disorders as well. Hence a strong case can be made for immediate improvement in vitamin D status of the general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-641
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume103
Issue number3-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Vitamin D
Osteoporotic Fractures
Population
Calcium
Neoplasms
Experiments

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  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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In: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 103, No. 3-5, 03.2007, p. 635-641.

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