Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

What you need to know about vitamin D, including how much you need, food sources of vitamin D, vitamin D blood tests, and vitamin D deficiency.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

SOURCES:

Robert Heaney, MD, vitamin D researcher, Creighton University professor.

Eduardo Baetti, MD, rheumatologist, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta.

Patsy Brannon, PhD, registered dietitian; professor of nutritional sciences; director, Cornell University Dietetic Internship, Division of Nutritional Sciences; member, Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D.

Keli Hawthorne, clinical dietitian, Baylor College of Medicine.

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Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis Overview."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Consumers.”