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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ABSORPTION AND METABOLISM OF ESSENTIAL MINERAL NUTRIENTS IN CHILDREN

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Vitamin D requirements in adolescents: what is the target?

Author
item Abrams, Steven -

Submitted to: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: January 26, 2011
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Citation: Abrams, S.A. 2011. Vitamin D requirements in adolescents: what is the target? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 93(3):483-484.

Technical Abstract: For many decades, the vitamin D requirements for almost all pediatric populations were clear: either spend some time in the sun or obtain 400 IU daily from diet or a supplement. These guidelines took varying forms across the world, but were based on the early observation that 400 IU vitamin D daily, the approximate amount in a teaspoon of cod liver oil, reliably prevented rickets in almost any child.

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