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British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group’s position statement on vitamin D deficiency

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 03 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8182
  1. Paul Arundel, consultant in paediatric metabolic bone disease and secretary, British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group1,
  2. S F Ahmed, Samson Gemmell chair of child health2,
  3. J Allgrove, consultant paediatric endocrinologist3,
  4. N J Bishop, professor of paediatric bone disease4,
  5. C P Burren, consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist5,
  6. B Jacobs, consultant paediatrician6,
  7. M Z Mughal, consultant in paediatric bone disorders7,
  8. A C Offiah, HEFCE clinical senior lecturer8,
  9. N J Shaw, consultant paediatric endocrinologist9
  1. 1Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
  2. 2School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. UK
  4. 4Academic Unit of Child Health, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  5. 5Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  6. 6Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
  7. 7Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, UK
  8. 8Academic Unit of Child Health, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  9. 9Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. p.arundel{at}

Because of the lack of well designed studies on vitamin D and health,1 the British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group has produced a position statement based on current expert opinion. This statement is supported by the British Society of Paediatric Radiology and child protection and nutrition committees of the Royal College of Paediatrics …

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