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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.

arthritisresearchuk.org/new...

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

nos.org.uk/document.doc?id=...

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

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This is perfect for me too! Thanks for posting x

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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.

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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."

vitamindcouncil.org/abo...

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?

vitamindtest.org.uk/vitamin...

Dr M

drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Vitamin_D

Grassroots chart (both sets of measures)

grassrootshealth.net/media/...

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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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