The burden of vitamin D deficiency in a mediterranean country without a policy of food fortification.

@article{Lippi2015TheBO,
  title={The burden of vitamin D deficiency in a mediterranean country without a policy of food fortification.},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Antonio Nouvenne and Andrea Ticinesi and Patrizia Bonelli and G L Salvagno and Gianfranco Cervellin and Gian Cesare Guidi},
  journal={Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis},
  year={2015},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={59-62}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is a public healthcare issue and its correction is increasingly regarded as a cornerstone of preventive medicine. METHODS We designed a retrospective observational study to clearly define the burden of total vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) deficiency in a supposedly healthy population of outpatients residing in two regions (Emilia Romagna and Veneto) of Northern Italy. RESULTS 25-hydroxyvitamin D results were available for a total number of 5,096 outpatients… CONTINUE READING