The double-edged sword of vitamin D in Ireland: the need for public health awareness about too much as well as too little.

@article{Kilbane2014TheDS,
  title={The double-edged sword of vitamin D in Ireland: the need for public health awareness about too much as well as too little.},
  author={Mark T. Kilbane and Myra P O'Keane and Matthew R. Morrin and Michael F. Flynn and Michael Mckenna},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  year={2014},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={
          485-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2011 on dietary references intakes for calcium and vitamin D specified that a 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) level below 30 nmol/L indicated risk of deficiency and that a level above 125 nmol/L indicated risk of harm. METHODS We noted a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D (23.9 %) and a substantive prevalence of hypervitaminosis D (4.8 %) in a retrospective audit of clinical samples (n = 10,181) obtained over 10 months in 2013. CONCLUSION… CONTINUE READING
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