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Nutrients 2015, 7(3), 1688-1690; doi:10.3390/nu7031688
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Letter to Veugelers, P.J. and Ekwaru, J.P., A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients 2014, 6, 4472–4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472

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1 Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA 2 Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA 3 GrassrootsHealth, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
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Received: 2 February 2015 / Revised: 3 March 2015 / Accepted: 5 March 2015 / Published: 10 March 2015
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Recently Veugelers and Ekwaru published data [1] indicating that, in its dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) had made a serious calculation error [2]. Using the same data set as had the IOM panel, these investigators showed that the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D had been underestimated by an order of magnitude. Veugelers and Ekwaru, using the IOM’s data, calculated an RDA of 8895 IU per day. They noted that there was some uncertainty in that estimate, inasmuch as this value required an extrapolation from the available data, which did not include individuals receiving daily vitamin D inputs above 2400 IU/day.[...]
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Heaney, R.; Garland, C.; Baggerly, C.; French, C.; Gorham, E. Letter to Veugelers, P.J. and Ekwaru, J.P., A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients 2014, 6, 4472–4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472. Nutrients 2015, 7, 1688-1690.

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