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Episode 219: Shining a bright light on the Vitamin D evidence – Part III

In episode 219, Mike and James final get to the end of the Vitamin D trilogy by reviewing the data for fractures and falls, mortality and cancer. At the end they identify that the best thing one can do when it comes to Vitamin D is to stand in the sun in a speedo bathing suit and eat mackerel – however the authorities intervene before that actually happened.


1) Vitamin D and fractures

Cochrane 2009;2:CD000227

Ann Intern Med 2011;155:827-38

Arch Intern Med 2009;169:551-61

N Engl J Med 2012;367:40-9

2) Vitamin D and falls

Cochrane 2009;2:CD007146

Cochrane 2010;1:CD005465

J Am Geriatr Soc 2010;58:1299-1310

BMJ 2009;339:b3692

Can Geriatric J 2011;14:93-9

Ann Intern Med 2010;153:815-25

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:2997-3006

3) Vitamin D and mortality

Cochrane 2011;7:CD007470

Arch Intern Med 2007;167:1730-7

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97:2670–81

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:1931–42

4) Vitamin D and Cancer

Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:827-38

Am J Clin Nut 2007;85:1586-91

5) Diabetes

Age Ageing 2009;38:606-9

Eur J Nutr 2009;48:349–54

Diabet Med 2008;25:320-5

6) Vitamin D and sun

J Clin Endo Metab 2009;94:1092–3

N Engl J Med 2007;357:266-81

7) Harm

Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:6-18

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