Vitamin D – advice on supplements for at risk groups

The UK Chief Medical Officers have written to practice nurses, health visitors and other health professionals to increase awareness of  those at particular risk of vitamin D deficiency. This includes pregnant women, infants, young children and people aged over 65 years. Vitamin D deficiency impairs absorption of dietary calcium and phosphorus , which can lead bone problems such as rickets in children, and bone pain and tenderness from osteomalacia in adults. The letter contains important information about prescribing and recommending vitamin D supplements.

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