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DTB: Vol 26, No 4

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Vitamin D testing and supplementation in adults. Sun and shadows


Controversy exists in reference vitamin D values and testing methods to assess vitamin D status. Vitamin D testing would be justified in institutionalized older adults, in subjects with parathyroid disease, phosphocalcium metabolism alterations and malabsorption syndromes. In general, vitamin D supplementation would be indicated in patients with chronic kidney disease with severe hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, malabsorption, and in case of confirmed vitamin D deficiency in institutionalized older adults and in people with existing phosphocalcium metabolism alterations. It is recommended to avoid vitamin D supplementation in pregnant or lactating women, unless the benefits outweigh the harms. Exogenous vitamin D does not reduce mortality, cardiovascular events, metabolic diseases or cáncer.


Authors:

  • Leire Leache. Unit of Innovation and Organization .Navarre Health Service. SNS-O
     
  • Luis Carlos Saiz. Unit of Innovation and Organization .Navarre Health Service. SNS-O
     
  • Juan Erviti. Unit of Innovation and Organization .Navarre Health Service. SNS-O

     
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