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Letters Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in Scotland

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1451
  1. Helga M Rhein, general practitioner
  1. 1Sighthill Health Centre, Edinburgh EH11 4AU
  1. helga.rhein{at}

I agree with Holick1 and Sievenpiper et al2 about the urgent need to highlight the neglected subject of vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom. We have found in our general practice in Edinburgh a (to us) surprisingly high prevalence …

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