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Critical analysis finds 600 IU to 800 IU of vitamin D per day is sufficient

KEY POINT

Daily intake of 600 IU to 800 IU of vitamin D3 per day was sufficient to avoid vitamin D deficiency at all ages and to optimize bone health in adults and older patients, according to authors of a recent review of randomized controlled clinical trials.

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Bouillon R et al. Optimal vitamin D status: a critical analysis on the basis of evidence-based medicine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:E1283–E1304.

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