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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. L., Boucher, B. J., Cashman, K. D., Cooper, C., Darling, A. L., Francis, R. M., Fraser, W. D., de Groot, C. P. 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. (2011) Proceedings of the Rank Forum on Vitamin D. British Journal of Nutrition, 105 (1). pp. 144-156. ISSN 0007-1145

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S0007114510002576

Abstract/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.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
ID Code:18662
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vitamin D; 25-Hydroxyvitamin D; Sunlight exposure; Deficiency; Insufficiency; Recommendations
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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