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Vitamin D routine supplementation recommended by Harvard researchers -- NEJM study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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VITAMIN D ROUTINE SUPPLEMENTATION "SHOULD BE CONSIDERED" because deficiency is widespread, linked to adverse effects and difficult to predict, Melissa Thomas, MD/PhD, Harvard Medical School, et al., conclude in a study on vitamin D deficiency in general medical inpatients. The researchers measured vitamin D intake, ultraviolet light exposure and risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in nearly 300 patients on a general medical ward at Massachusetts General Hospital and found that more than half were vitamin D deficient. The study, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Kidney Fund, was published in the March 19 New England Journal of Medicine.
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