Vitamin D Newsletter


Vitamin D testing and the AMA

Peter from Idaho writes:

Dr. Cannell: I understand the American Medical Association now recommends Vitamin D blood tests?

Dr. Cannell replies:

Yes, and no. They said testing was indicated in those likely to be low but added the usual more research is needed until such testing becomes routine. What is needed is mass testing, screening on a wholesale level. However, the AMA's action is a step in the right direction. Did you ever wonder just how effective President Obama's public sector option in his health care plan would be if Vitamin D were a routine part of its prevention program? For that matter, when are insurance companies going to realize how much money they could save by encouraging physicians to screen and supplement their patients with Vitamin D?

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