Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand

Douglas, Bettina (2013) Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 6: 394-394. doi:10.5694/mja12.11635


Author Douglas, Bettina
Title Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.5694/mja12.11635
Volume 199
Issue 6
Start page 394
End page 394
Total pages 1
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Formatted abstract
To the Editor: Vitamin D currently receives considerable attention in the literature. A recent MJA Open supplement on nutrition and the vegetarian diet identified vitamin D as one of the few nutrients that may not be adequately supplied by a mainly plant-based lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. Although the main source of vitamin D is from skin exposure to sunlight, this suggests particular challenges in treating people with vitamin D deficiency who adhere to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Oral vitamin D supplementation is recommended to treat moderate to severe deficiency and for people in high-risk groups...
Keyword Vitamin D
Vegetarian diet
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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Created: Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 21:15:25 EST by Ms Bettina Douglas on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work