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Letters Perspective on vitamin D

Hypovitaminosis D and disease: consequence rather than cause?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5706
  1. Rousseau Gama, chemical pathologist and honorary professor of laboratory medicine1,
  2. Jenna L Waldron, senior clinical scientist1,
  3. Helen L Ashby, specialist registrar in chemical pathology and metabolic medicine1,
  4. Michael P Cornes, senior clinical scientist1,
  5. Julia Bechervaise, academic FY21,
  6. Cyrus Razavi, academic FY21,
  7. Osmond L Thomas, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1,
  8. Sanjiv Chugh, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1,
  9. Shreeram Deshpande, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1,
  10. Clare Ford, consultant clinical scientist1
  1. 1New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
  1. rousseau.gama{at}

In their editorial calling for vitamin D to be put into perspective Harvey and Cooper do not consider the possibility, supportive to their view, that hypovitaminosis D is the consequence rather than the cause of disease.1 We recently completed a study showing unequivocally that serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is a negative acute phase reactant.

We measured serum C reactive protein …

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