Vitamin D status and nutrition in Europe and Asia.

  title={Vitamin D status and nutrition in Europe and Asia.},
  author={Paul Th A M Lips},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={103 3-5},
  • Paul Th A M Lips
  • Published 2007 in
    The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular…
Vitamin D status is highly different in various countries of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For this review, vitamin D deficiency is defined as serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) <25 nmol/l. Within European countries, serum 25(OH)D is <25 nmol/l in 2-30% of adults, increasing in the elderly and institutionalized to more than 80% in some studies. A north-south gradient was observed for serum 25(OH)D in the Euronut and MORE studies with higher levels in Scandinavia and lower levels in Italy… CONTINUE READING
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