Serum 25(OH)D concentrations in sunny Israel

  title={Serum 25(OH)D concentrations in sunny Israel},
  author={Walid S Saliba and Hedy S. Rennert and Anne Kershenbaum and Gadi Rennert},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
This study assesses vitamin D status in Israel. Serum 25(OH)D levels <25 and <50 nmol/L are common in Israel with noted differences between Arabs and Jews, Arab females were particularly at high risk. These findings may require public health intervention at the population level. Small studies from Israel have suggested a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D. The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent of hypovitaminosis D among demographic subgroups in Israel. The data of this study… CONTINUE READING