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Letters Perspective on vitamin D

Vitamin D: don’t forget mental health

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5710
  1. David B Menkes, associate professor1
  1. 1Waikato Clinical School, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}

In pointing out that claims for vitamin D exceed available evidence, Harvey and Cooper do not mention psychiatric disorders.1 In this domain, too, enthusiasts tend to overinterpret deficiency and …

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