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Episode 218: Shining a bright light on the Vitamin D evidence – Part II

In episode 218, Mike and James give you more and more Vitamin D love. We look at Vitamin D for MS, depression and upper respiratory tract infections and basically Vitamin D does nothing for these conditions – so go forth and share the love – which means not recommending Vitamin D for these conditions.

Show notes

1) The Calcium and Vitamin “Bible”

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Institute of Medicine 2011. 


2) Vitamin D and MS

Neurology 2004;62:60-5

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2012;83:565e571

Neurology 2011;77:1611-8

Neurology 2010;74:1852-9

kampmanMult Scler 2012;18:1144-51

Immunol Invest 2011;40:627-39

3) Vitamin D and depression

Brit J Psych 2013; 202:100–7

Nutrition Journal 2004;3:8

J Int Med 2008 264:599–609

PLoS ONE 2011;6: e25966

Brit J Psych 2011;198:357–64

Brit J Psych 2012;201:360–8

Am J Epidemiol 2012;176:1–13

Menopause 2012;19:697–703

J Clin Psychopharmacol 2013;33:378-85

4)Vitamin D and URTI

Epidemiol Infect;2009:137:1396–1404

The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010; 202:809–14

Rees JR, et al.  Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Sep 6. Pub online

JAMA 2012;308:1333-9

Am J Clin Nutr 2010;91:1255–60

BMJ Open 2012;2:e001663

Age and Ageing 2007;36: 574–92

Trop Med Int Health 2010;15:1148-55

Lancet 2012;379:1419–27

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