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Comment & Response
August 11, 2015

Determining the Value of Vitamin D Supplementation

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  • 1Allina Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):627. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7553

To the Editor The Surgeon General’s 2004 report on bone health stated that osteoporosis “is a major threat to Americans” that is “largely preventable” and recommended: “Make sure you get enough vitamin D.”1 In contrast, the Viewpoint by Drs Manson and Bassuk2 suggested that vitamin D supplementation “threatens to jeopardize the ability of researchers to conduct randomized trials in ‘usual-risk’ populations.”

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