A systematic review of vitamin D status in populations worldwide.

  title={A systematic review of vitamin D status in populations worldwide.},
  author={Jennifer Hilger and Angelika Friedel and Raphael M Herr and Tamara Rausch and F. Roos and Denys A. Wahl and Dominique D Pierroz and P. -C. Weber and Kristina Hoffmann},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={111 1},
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with osteoporosis and is thought to increase the risk of cancer and CVD. Despite these numerous potential health effects, data on vitamin D status at the population level and within key subgroups are limited. The aims of the present study were to examine patterns of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels worldwide and to assess differences by age, sex and region. In a systematic literature review using the Medline and EMBASE databases, we identified 195 studies… CONTINUE READING
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