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Medical News and Perspectives
September 22/29, 2004

Scientists Probe Role of Vitamin D

JAMA. 2004;292(12):1416-1418. doi:10.1001/jama.292.12.1416

Vitamin D has received increasing attention over the past few years—with good reason. A surprising number of people of all ages worldwide have suboptimal levels of this vitamin. Low levels may lead to unexplained diffuse body pains and a variety of other symptoms and may also contribute to serious health problems that only become apparent years later.

Vitamin D deficiency often goes undetected. But if considered as a possibility, it can be easily diagnosed and remedied.

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