Vitamin D insufficiency in a population of healthy western Canadians.

  title={Vitamin D insufficiency in a population of healthy western Canadians.},
  author={Diana Rucker and Jane A Allan and Gordon Hilton Fick and David Arthur Hanley},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={166 12},
BACKGROUND People with low levels of vitamin D and its metabolites are at increased risk for osteoporotic fractures. We wished to ascertain levels of vitamin D in a representative sample of adult western Canadians, to help assess the level of risk. We evaluated the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, defined as 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] less than 40 nmol/L, and seasonal variations in 25(OH)D, parathyroid hormone and related biochemical indices in a community-dwelling population of… CONTINUE READING


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