A global representation of vitamin D status in healthy populations

@article{Wahl2012AGR,
  title={A global representation of vitamin D status in healthy populations},
  author={Denys A. Wahl and Cyrus Cooper and Peter R. Ebeling and Manfred Eggersdorfer and Jennifer Hilger and Kristina Hoffmann and R. G. Josse and John A. Kanis and Ambrish Mithal and Dominique D. Pierroz and Judy Stenmark and Elisabeth St{\"o}cklin and Bess Dawson-Hughes},
  journal={Archives of Osteoporosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={155-172}
}
PurposeThis paper visualizes the available data on vitamin D status on a global map, examines the existing heterogeneities in vitamin D status and identifies research gaps.MethodsA graphical illustration of global vitamin D status was developed based on a systematic review of the worldwide literature published between 1990 and 2011. Studies were eligible if they included samples of randomly selected males and females from the general population and assessed circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25… 
A systematic review of vitamin D status in populations worldwide
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The levels of 25(OH)D determined for adults in the study demonstrate that the majority of the Polish population is vitamin D deficient, at least during winter and spring, and that preventive or interventional strategies must be considered to improve the vitamin D status in Poland.
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Whether vitamin D plays an important role in protection against the range of diseases that currently constitute a large burden on the health services in South Africa requires further investigation and accurate advice is given about personal sun exposure or dietary vitamin D supplementation.
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La deficiencia de vitamina D es un problema global de salud pública
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In areas with available data, the prevalence of low vitamin D status is a global problem in all age groups, particularly in those from the Middle East, and in most countries of South America and Africa.
Vitamin D status in pre-school children in rural Nepal
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There is widespread vitamin D deficiency among pre-school children in a rural area of Nepal, and prolonged breast-feeding was associated with higher s-25(OH)D concentrations.
Poor Vitamin D Status in Healthy Populations in India: A Review of Current Evidence.
  • Geeta Trilok Kumar, R. Chugh, M. Eggersdorfer
  • Medicine
    International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition
  • 2015
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Lack of conclusive information emphasizes the need for state-specific data on the vitamin D status and the extent of sun exposure to issue recommendations for vitamin D intake in the country.
Vitamin D status among healthy postmenopausal women in South America
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Evidence on vitamin D status among healthy postmenopausal women in South America is described, with results very similar to what has been reported in the Northern Hemisphere and they emphasize the importance of recommendations for a higher vitamin D intake in this population from South America.
Vitamin D status in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the cross-sectional epidemiological analysis
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Vitamin D serum concentrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina are decreased in a majority of study population, and the results are within the average levels compared to other countries, particularly to findings in Central Europe.
25-Hydroxyvitamin D reference percentiles and the role of their determinants among European children and adolescents
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25(OH)D increased with increasing UV radiation, time spent outdoors, and vitamin D intake and slightly decreased with increasing BMI z score and age and the odds ratio for a non-deficient 25( OH)D status (reference category: deficient status) was 1.21.
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