Proceedings of the Rank Forum on Vitamin D
Lanham-New, SA, Buttriss, JL, Miles, LM, Ashwell, M, Berry, JL, Boucher, BJ, Cashman, KD, Cooper, C, Darling, AL, Francis, RM, Fraser, WD, de Groot, CPGM, Hyppönen, E, Kiely, K, Lamberg-Allardt, C, Macdonald, HM, Martineau, AR, Masud, T, Mavroeidi, A, Nowson, C, Prentice, A, Stone, EM, Reddy, S, Vieth, R and Williams, CM (2011) Proceedings of the Rank Forum on Vitamin D British Journal of Nutrition, 105 (1). pp. 144-156.
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The Rank Forum on Vitamin D was held on 2nd and 3rd July 2009 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The workshop consisted of a series of scene-setting presentations to address the current issues and challenges concerning vitamin D and health, and included an open discussion focusing on the identification of the concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) (a marker of vitamin D status) that may be regarded as optimal, and the implications this process may have in the setting of future dietary reference values for vitamin D in the UK. The Forum was in agreement with the fact that it is desirable for all of the population to have a serum 25(OH)D concentration above 25 nmol/l, but it discussed some uncertainty about the strength of evidence for the need to aim for substantially higher concentrations (25(OH)D concentrations>75 nmol/l). Any discussion of ‘optimal’ concentration of serum 25(OH)D needs to define ‘optimal’ with care since it is important to consider the normal distribution of requirements and the vitamin D needs for a wide range of outcomes. Current UK reference values concentrate on the requirements of particular subgroups of the population; this differs from the approaches used in other European countries where a wider range of age groups tend to be covered. With the re-emergence of rickets and the public health burden of low vitamin D status being already apparent, there is a need for urgent action from policy makers and risk managers. The Forum highlighted concerns regarding the failure of implementation of existing strategies in the UK for achieving current vitamin D recommendations.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine > Department of Nutritional Sciences
|Funders :||Rank Prize Funds|
|Identification Number :||10.1017/S0007114510002576|
|Additional Information :||Copyright 2008 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission.|
|Depositing User :||Andrea Darling|
|Date Deposited :||23 Sep 2014 08:01|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2014 08:01|
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