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Are free vitamin D supplementation programs effective?

Posted on: July 16, 2014   by  Jeff Nicklas

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Addressing vitamin D in the public health sector often includes two important questions: how do we best educate the public on vitamin D and health, and how do we implement practices and programs to encourage maintaining natural vitamin D levels and treat vitamin D deficiency?

In September of 2013, we wrote a discussion on education practices in the field of vitamin D. While research on vitamin D has given rise to controversy regarding how vitamin D impacts extra-skeletal health, there is relatively no disagreement that vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic that is on the rise.

So, from a public health standpoint, how do we encourage and make it easy for the public to maintain healthy vitamin D levels, especially among high risk groups?

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