The effects of vitamin D(3) supplementation on serum total 25[OH]D concentration and physical performance: a randomised dose-response study.

@article{Close2013TheEO,
  title={The effects of vitamin D(3) supplementation on serum total 25[OH]D concentration and physical performance: a randomised dose-response study.},
  author={Graeme Leonard Close and Jill Leckey and Marcelle Patterson and Warren Jeremy Bradley and D. Jason Owens and W. D. Fraser and James P Morton},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={
          692-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is common in the general public and athletic populations and may impair skeletal muscle function. We therefore assessed the effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on serum 25[OH]D concentrations and physical performance. METHODS 30 club-level athletes were block randomised (using baseline 25[OH]D concentrations) into one of three groups receiving either a placebo (PLB), 20 000 or 40 000 IU/week oral vitamin D3 for 12 weeks. Serum 25[OH]D and muscle function (1… CONTINUE READING
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