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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.

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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.
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
1475-2662
Keyword(s) Vitamin D
25-Hydroxyvitamin D
Sunlight exposure
Deficiency
Insufficiency
Recommendations
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
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
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
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