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Episode 73: Vitamin D – dose, diet and dermatologists – Part II

In episode 73, we try to put Vitamin D levels into context and Tina Korownyk once again is here to help us decipher the evidence for Vitamin D supplementation when it comes to fractures, falls and overall mortality. At the end of the podcast Mike, James and Tina don their swim gear and go outside without sunscreen on to make some Vitamin D, although Mike and Tina quickly realise they live in Edmonton and it’s wintertime.

Show notes

1) CRP paper by Mike and James

PloS article – Measuring hsCRP—An Important Part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Clinically Redundant Practice?

2) Meta-analyses of Vitamin D and impact on fractures, falls and mortality

Arch Intern Med 2009;169:551-6

JAMA 2004;291:1999-2006

Arch Intern Med 2007;167:1730-7

BMJ 2010;340:b5463

3) Toxicity of Vitamin D

Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:6-18

4) Sun and Vitamin D3

J Clin Endo Metab 2009;94:1092–3

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