Special Issue "Vitamin D and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2018)
Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health issue. Long recognised as having an important role in bone metabolism, higher vitamin D levels have also been associated with improved immune function, muscle, reproductive and cardiometabolic health, as well as reduced risk of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is primarily obtained through ultraviolet-B light exposure from the sun and achieving adequate vitamin D levels is particularly challenging in specific populations including those with low sun exposure and/or darker skin, and older adults. Vitamin D supplementation is generally recommended for those with, or at increased risk of, vitamin D deficiency. To date there is limited evidence from randomised controlled trials that vitamin D supplementation is beneficial for non-skeletal health, but vitamin D screening and prescription are commonplace in the clinical setting. This Special Issue will focus of the role of vitamin D in public health and address current controversies including, but not limited to, associations of vitamin D metabolites with health outcomes, optimal target levels and response to supplemental doses of vitamin D, food fortification and vitamin D, negative outcomes of high-dose vitamin D supplementation, and health economics of vitamin D testing and supplementation.
Prof. Peter Ebeling
Dr. David Scott
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- vitamin D
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D
- public health
- health economics