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First clinical guideline on management of vitamin D deficiency

Found this today on arthritis research uk Thought it would interest a lot of you.


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That's a good find thanks - there's a link to an informative booklet there too... J :D



Thanks Tracynoe for posting this. Good to finally have something we can refer our GPs to when they don't know what to do!


This is perfect for me too! Thanks for posting x


tracynoe, I was going to copy this and send it to my GP but it clearly states that a Vit D level of 50nm/ltr "should be sufficient for most people" and we know that that simply is not true, it even says on my blood test results "over 75 is replete" . So I can't quote this to my GP, they definately need to do much more research.


I think it's all a bit confusing as there are different measures.

Here's what the Vitamin D council say (btw I see the have the city assays test on their site now)

"The Vitamin D Council suggests that a level of 50 ng/ml is the ideal level to aim for. This is why the Council recommends that adults take 5,000 IU/day of vitamin D supplement in order to reach and stay at this level."


50 ng/ml equates to (about) 125 nmol/L - which is where the confusion sneaks in maybe?? (USA measures/UK measures). J :D

City assays over "50 nmol/L is adequate" what is optimal?


Dr M


Grassroots chart (both sets of measures)



Test done at St. Thomas's says it should be over 60nmol or even over 75nmols in some cases. If there's no agreement on levels how the hell is a patient to know what's best?


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