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Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in Canada and the United States: importance to health status and efficacy of current food fortification and dietary supplement use.

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Source
Nutr Rev. 2003 Mar;61(3):107-13
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2003
Author
Mona S Calvo
Susan J Whiting
Author Affiliation
Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, HFS-025, 8301 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708, USA.
Source
Nutr Rev. 2003 Mar;61(3):107-13
Date
Mar-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
African Continental Ancestry Group
Canada - epidemiology
Dietary Supplements
European Continental Ancestry Group
Food, Fortified
Geography
Health status
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Prevalence
Seasons
Treatment Outcome
United States - epidemiology
Vitamin D - administration & dosage - blood
Vitamin D Deficiency - epidemiology - genetics - prevention & control
Abstract
Several recent studies have identified a surprisingly high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in otherwise healthy adults living in Canada and the United States. Most striking are the effects of latitude, season, and race. Also noteworthy is that dietary vitamin D is not reaching the population in greatest need, nor is it very protective against insufficiency. Fluid milk, as the predominant vehicle for vitamin D fortification, is apparently not very effective in staving off vitamin D insufficiency in adults in all populations at all times of the year.
PubMed ID
12723644 View in PubMed
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