Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement

Caryl A Nowson, Peter R Ebeling and Rebecca S Mason, On behalf of the Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Endocrine Society of Australia and Osteoporosis Australia
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11230
Published online: 19 November 2012

In reply: Our position statement summarised findings from the most relevant peer-reviewed literature.1 We clearly acknowledged that there are inconsistencies in the literature, as is often the case in many fields of medicine.

  • 1 Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Department of Physiology and Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

  • 1. Nowson CA, McGrath JJ, Ebeling PR, et al. Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement. Med J Aust 2012; 196: 686-687. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Rejnmark L, Avenell A, Masud T, et al. Vitamin D with calcium reduces mortality: patient level pooled analysis of 70,528 patients from eight major vitamin D trials. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; 97: 2670-2681.
  • 3. Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Orav EJ, et al. A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention. N Engl J Med 2012; 367: 40-49.
  • 4. US Preventive Services Task Force. Preventing falls in older adults: Task Force final recommendation. Rockville, Md: USPSTF, 2012. (accessed Nov 2012).


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