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Nutrition authorities in Aust and NZ ignoring vitamin D deficiency - July 2012

Nutrition authorities ignoring vitamin D deficiency

blog post by Sceptical Nutritionist
A few highlights

  • Professor Caryl Nowson stated that Australia has one of the most restrictive food regulations in the world with respect to the amount of vitamin D permitted in the food supply.
  • average estimated dietary intake for adults is only 2–3 μg/day
  • When I read the draft Australian Dietary Guidelines I expected to find at least a brief review of Australia’s vitamin D deficiency problem, recommendations on how it could be addressed in the context of the current food supply and prospects for future action.
  • But don’t bother looking – there wasn’t a single literature review conducted on vitamin D and any aspect of health

See also VitaminDWiki

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