Vitamin D Deficiency — Is There Really a Pandemic?

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Tags: chronic pain, vitamin D, random, pain problems, nutrition, self-treatment, treatment

Seven articles on PainSci cite Manson 2016: 1. The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain2. Complete Guide to Low Back Pain3. Post-Exercise, Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness4. 6 Main Causes of Morning Back Pain5. 34 Surprising Causes of Pain6. Can Supplements Help Arthritis and Other Aches and Pains?7. Vitamin D for Pain

original abstract Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.

The claim that large proportions of North American and other populations are deficient in vitamin D is based on misinterpretation and misapplication of the Institute of Medicine reference values for nutrients — misunderstandings that can adversely affect patient care.

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