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Global prevalence and disease burden of vitamin D deficiency: a roadmap for action in low- and middle-income countries

Publication Details

Authors: Daniel E. Roth, Steven A. Abrams, John Aloia, Gilles Bergeron, Megan W. Bourassa, Kenneth H. Brown, Mona S. Calvo, Kevin D. Cashman, Gerald Combs, Luz Maria De-Regil, Maria Elena Jefferds, Kerry S. Jones, Hallie Kapner, Adrian R. Martineau, Lynnette M. Neufeld, Rosemary L. Schleicher, Tom D. Thacher, Susan J. Whiting
Publication date: September 18, 2018
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Volume 1430, Issue 1: 44-79


This roadmap aims to provide a global strategy to improve vitamin D status, with specific focus on low- and middle-income countries.

A working group was convened to review research and policy documents, discuss relevant programmatic experiences, and engage in workshops.

It was recommended that vitamin D food fortification and/or supplementation be implemented to target at risk populations.



Research Documents, Vitamin D