Too little vitamin D in premenopausal women: why should we care?

@article{Holick2002TooLV,
  title={Too little vitamin D in premenopausal women: why should we care?},
  author={Michael F Holick},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={3-4}
}
Nesby-O’Dell et al (1) report compelling data that provide irrefutable evidence that vitamin D deficiency is a major unrecognized epidemic in adult women of childbearing age (15–49 y). Not surprisingly, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was 42% in African American women and 4.2% in white women. It is likely that the prevalences would have been much higher if the survey had also been performed in the winter for both groups of women in the North. Tangpricha et al (2) reported that 36% of… CONTINUE READING

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