Vitamin D intake and vitamin D status of Australians

@article{Nowson2002VitaminDI,
  title={Vitamin D intake and vitamin D status of Australians},
  author={Caryl Anne Nowson and Claire E Margerison},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2002},
  volume={177}
}
The main source of vitamin D for Australians is exposure to sunlight. Thus, levels of serum 25‐hydroxyvitamin D3, the indicator of vitamin D status, vary according to the season and are lower at the end of winter. In Australia and New Zealand, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency varies, but is acknowledged to be much higher than previously thought. One study found marginal deficiency in 23% of women, and another frank deficiency in 80% of dark‐skinned and veiled women. The groups at greatest… 

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