Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes – AHRQ – August 20

Posted on August 6, 2009. Filed under: Dietetics | Tags: , , , |

New AHRQ Evidence Report on the Health Benefits of Vitamin D and Calcium Available – August 2009
AHRQ= US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

“A new AHRQ evidence report of human studies of the possible health benefits of consuming vitamin D and calcium, there appears to be considerable uncertainty as to benefits largely because of conflicting study findings or because specific health outcomes have not been studied.  The review was conducted by the AHRQ’s Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center in Boston.  The report, Vitamin D and Calcium: Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, was commissioned by NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements, FDA, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Canada, to make available independently developed, updated findings for dietary and supplemental calcium, vitamin D, and combinations of the two nutrients for a wide range of health outcomes for possible consideration by a committee of the Institute’s Food and Nutrition Board, which is currently reviewing the 1997 Dietary Reference Intakes recommendations for the amounts of vitamins and minerals that people should consume daily.”

Suggested Citation:
Chung M, Balk EM, Brendel M, Ip S, Lau J, Lee J, Lichtenstein A, Patel K, Raman G, Tatsioni A, Terasawa T, Trikalinos TA. Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes. Evidence Report No. 183. (Prepared by the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10055-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 09-E015. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August, 2009.

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