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SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND
"I believe that the evidence supports, very strongly, a higher figure of 30 nanograms per mL, based on the amount of [vitamin] D needed, and the circulating level needed, to lower risk of hip fracture, which is, of course, the main endpoint that everyone agrees with in the report." 2- Bess Dawson-Hughes
"Even if you take the IOM very low bar, which I disagree with, of 20 [nanograms per mL], there is still, in that report, 11 percent of the European-American population, 54 percent of the African-American population, below that level. And that’s tens of millions of Americans below that level. And, to ignore them and say it’s no problem is a big mistake." 4- Walter Willett
"We really don’t know enough about that to say anything conclusively right now. It’s one of the areas where we need further research." 8- Patsy Brannon
"I do want to make the point that the RDAs are population, public health recommendations, which is very different from a medical model of whether a clinician would decide that they want to test an individual patient’s vitamin D level." 3- JoAnn Manson
A long-awaited report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D," calls for increasing daily vitamin D intake. Yet some experts say these new recommendations are still too low in vitamin D. Why do these nutrition specialists disagree? This Forum webcast examined the question, "Boosting Vitamin D: Not enough or too much?
- Vitamin D and Prevention of Cancer — Ready for Prime Time?
- Perspective published in the March 23, 2011 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The Forum event's Expert Participant JoAnn Manson is lead author.
- Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D
- Institute of Medicine Report
- IOM Report Brief
- For Adult Bone Health, Too Low on Vitamin D — and Too Generous on Calcium
- Comment on the IOM Vitamin D and Calcium Recommendations by Heike Bischoff-Ferrari and Walter Willett
- Vitamin D: How Much Do I Need?
- The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health
- How Much Vitamin D? Why Many Experts Take Issue With The IOM's New Recommendations
- The Huffington Post
- More? Or less? Experts disagree about how much vitamin D and calcium you should get