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Evidence for routine vitamin D screening is insufficient, US panel concludes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4277
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The evidence to support routine screening of adults for vitamin D deficiency is insufficient, the US Preventive Services Task Force has concluded in draft recommendations released for public comment on 23 June.1

The task force is charged with making evidence based recommendations about the effectiveness of preventive care services for patients who do not have related signs or symptoms.

In recent years reports in medical literature and the media about the dangers of vitamin D deficiency have increased markedly, and surveys have shown that the rate of ambulatory care visits in the …

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