Supplements of 20 microg/d cholecalciferol optimized serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in 80% of premenopausal women in winter.

@article{Nelson2009SupplementsO2,
  title={Supplements of 20 microg/d cholecalciferol optimized serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in 80% of premenopausal women in winter.},
  author={Monica L Nelson and James M. Blum and Bruce W. Hollis and Clifford Rosen and Susan S Sullivan},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={
          540-6
        }
}
The serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] response to daily supplementation with 20 microg cholecalciferol (D3) during winter in predominantly white premenopausal women living in Maine was measured and the effects of body composition and hormonal contraceptive use on baseline serum 25(OH)D concentrations and the response to supplementation were examined. A total of 112 women (22.2 +/- 3.7 y old) received placebo from March 2005 until September 2005 when they were randomized to receive either… CONTINUE READING

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