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Proceedings of the rank forum on vitamin D

Lanham-New, S.A., Buttriss, J.L., Miles, L.M., Ashwell, M., Berry, J.D., Boucher, B.J., Cashman, K.D., Cooper, C., Darling, A.L., Francis, R.M., Fraser, W.D., de Groot, C.F.G.M., Hyppönen, E., Kiely, M., Lamberg-Allardt, C., Macdonald, H.M., Martineau, A.R., Masud, T., Mavroeidi, A., Nowson, C., Prentice, A., Stone, E.M., Reddy, S., Vieth, R. and Williams, C.M. 2010, Proceedings of the rank forum on vitamin D, British journal of nutrition, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 144-156, doi: 10.1017/S0007114510002576.

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Title Proceedings of the rank forum on vitamin D
Author(s) Lanham-New, S.A.
Buttriss, J.L.
Miles, L.M.
Ashwell, M.
Berry, J.D.
Boucher, B.J.
Cashman, K.D.
Cooper, C.
Darling, A.L.
Francis, R.M.
Fraser, W.D.
de Groot, C.F.G.M.
Hyppönen, E.
Kiely, M.
Lamberg-Allardt, C.
Macdonald, H.M.
Martineau, A.R.
Masud, T.
Mavroeidi, A.
Nowson, C.ORCID iD for Nowson, C.
Prentice, A.
Stone, E.M.
Reddy, S.
Vieth, R.
Williams, C.M.
Journal name British journal of nutrition
Volume number 105
Issue number 1
Start page 144
End page 156
Total pages 13
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0007-1145
Keyword(s) Vitamin D
25-Hydroxyvitamin D
Sunlight exposure
Summary The Rank Forum on Vitamin D was held on 2nd and 3rd July 2009 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The workshop consisted of a series of scene-setting presentations to address the current issues and challenges concerning vitamin D and health, and included an open discussion focusing on the identification of the concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) (a marker of vitamin D status) that may be regarded as optimal, and the implications this process may have in the setting of future dietary reference values for vitamin D in the UK. The Forum was in agreement with the fact that it is desirable for all of the population to have a serum 25(OH)D concentration above 25 nmol/l, but it discussed some uncertainty about the strength of evidence for the need to aim for substantially higher concentrations (25(OH)D concentrations>75 nmol/l). Any discussion of ‘optimal’ concentration of serum 25(OH)D needs to define ‘optimal’ with care since it is important to consider the normal distribution of requirements and the vitamin D needs for a wide range of outcomes. Current UK reference values concentrate on the requirements of particular subgroups of the population; this differs from the approaches used in other European countries where a wider range of age groups tend to be covered. With the re-emergence of rickets and the public health burden of low vitamin D status being already apparent, there is a need for urgent action from policy makers and risk managers. The Forum highlighted concerns regarding the failure of implementation of existing strategies in the UK for achieving current vitamin D recommendations.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/S0007114510002576
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
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