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Winter and vitamin D deficiency: Does it matter anyway?

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Peterson, GM, Winter and vitamin D deficiency: Does it matter anyway?, Australian Pharmacist, 5 pp. 36-38. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2014 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Abstract

  • Vitamin D deficiency is common in Australia, affecting nearly one-third of adults aged over 25 years.
  • The main source of vitamin D for Australians is exposure to sunlight. Thus, serum levels of vitamin D vary according to the season and are lower at the end of winter.
  • 'A great deal of the population suffers from vitamin D deficiency, especially during winter months'.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:vitamin D dificiency, winter,
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:91730
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-05-28
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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