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Supplementation with tablets containing vitamin D only, not calcium or other nutrients

The OPTIFORD project included three intervention studies (WP1, WP2, and WP3) and in each WP it was shown that the specially produced tablets containing vitamin D (5, 10, or 20 microgram) had a beneficial effect on the vitamin D status when this is expressed as the concentration of serum 25-OH vitamin D. Thus, an improvement in vitamin D status (25-OH vitamin D concentration) can be obtained by means of tablets that contain vitamin D without calcium or other nutrients. The production of such tablets would enable an improved vitamin D status without negative effects. It is recommended that such vitamin D tablets become available in all countries. It is preferable that such tablets do not include gelatine or in any way are based on pork (of religious reasons)

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Danish Institue for Food and Veterinary Research
Morkhoj Bygade 19
2860 Soborg
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