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NICE advises certain groups to take daily vitamin D supplement

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 15 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3349
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Health professionals should recommend a daily vitamin D supplement to people who are at risk of deficiency, says draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.1

NICE also calls on Public Health England to develop a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vitamin D among health professionals and the public. Severe deficiency of the vitamin can result in rickets in children and osteomalacia in children and adults. Dietary sources of vitamin D are few, and …

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