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Expert Warns That Recommended Vitamin D Intake Levels Are Too Low

July 28, 2010: 10:11 AM EST
An international expert in vitamin D has proposed global changes in policies regarding the optimal daily intake of vitamin D to make the most of the vitamin's role in reducing the occurrence of many diseases, including childhood rickets, cancer, type 1 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and muscle weakness. The recommended daily intake of vitamin D in the U.S. is 200 IU for people up to 50 years old and 400 IU for people up to 70 years old. But Anthony Norman of the Univ. of California says those levels are way too low and should be boosted to 2,000 to 4,000 IU for most adults. He and his colleagues warn that if current nutritional guidelines for vitamin D aren’t changed, easily preventable disorders like rickets and osteomalacia will persist.
Anthony W. Norman and Roger Bouillon, " Vitamin D nutritional policy needs a vision for the future", Experimental Biology and Medicine, July 28, 2010, © Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
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