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New study determines optimal vitamin D blood levels

Category: Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment

Blood testing to measure vitamin D levels is recognized as an important part of maintaining overall health, but experts and medical societies often disagree on the level at which vitamin D levels should be kept. This may cause some physicians to forego testing.

In order to solve this problem, a team of investigators from the Kidney Research Institute conducted a study that looked at the rates of disease events in people with various blood levels of vitamin D. Disease events included things like hip fracture, heart disease, cancer diagnosis or death.

The results showed that when vitamin D levels dropped below 20 nanograms per milliliter of blood, participants were significantly more likely to experience a disease event.

The team said their findings largely support recent recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, which say that adults should try to keep their vitamin D levels above 20 nanograms per milliliter.

Findings from the investigation could provide important information to medical professionals that may guide their treatment recommendations. If a patient has a blood test indicating their vitamin D levels are below this threshold, vitamin D supplements may be necessary. ADNFCR-2248-ID-800767092-ADNFCR

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