Vitamin D status in postmenopausal women living at higher latitudes in the UK in relation to bone health, overweight, sunlight exposure and dietary vitamin D.

@article{Macdonald2008VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status in postmenopausal women living at higher latitudes in the UK in relation to bone health, overweight, sunlight exposure and dietary vitamin D.},
  author={Helen M. Macdonald and Alexandra Mavroeidi and Rebecca Barr and Alison J. Black and W. D. Fraser and David M. Reid},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={
          996-1003
        }
}
For 5 months a year the UK has insufficient sunlight for cutaneous synthesis of vitamin D and winter requirements are met from stores made the previous summer. Although there are few natural dietary sources, dietary intake may help maintain vitamin D status. We investigated the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), bone health, overweight, sunlight exposure and dietary vitamin D in 3113 women (age 54.8 [SD 2.3] years) living at latitude 57 degrees N between 1998-2000. Serum 25(OH… CONTINUE READING
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