Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: Vitamin D requirements in adolescents: what is the target? Author
Submitted to: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/26/2011
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
Citation: Abrams, S.A. 2011. Vitamin D requirements in adolescents: what is the target? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 93(3):483-484. Interpretive Summary:
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.