The effects of season-long vitamin D supplementation on collegiate swimmers and divers.

@article{Lewis2013TheEO,
  title={The effects of season-long vitamin D supplementation on collegiate swimmers and divers.},
  author={Regina M Lewis and Maja Redzic and David Travis Thomas},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          431-40
        }
}
The purpose of this 6-month randomized, placebo-controlled trial was to determine the effect of season-long (September-March) vitamin D supplementation on changes in vitamin D status, which is measured as 25(OH) D, body composition, inflammation, and frequency of illness and injury. Forty-five male and female athletes were randomized to 4,000 IU vitamin D (n = 23) or placebo (n = 22). Bone turnover markers (NTx and BSAP), 25(OH)D, and inflammatory cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL-6, and IL1-β) were… CONTINUE READING
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