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More vitamin D needed – experts

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The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for vitamin D3 should be raised from 50 µg to 250 µg, according to a scientific review published in the January American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "New clinical research results over the past 10 years indicate that appropriate intakes of vitamin D may provide greater health benefits than previously thought, benefits that include not only improved bone health, but other effects as well," the Council for Responsible Nutrition's John Hathcock, Ph.D., et al., state. The authors reviewed data from 21 clinical trials using doses from 10 µg to 250 µg. "Nearly all" incidences of vitamin D toxicity were associated with doses higher than 250 µg, the reviewers state...

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