Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 17th, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "Obesity has been linked to lower serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] values, but whether this relationship plays a role in the poorer vitamin D status observed in blacks vs. whites is not clear. This study examines the relationship between serum 25(OH)D and percent body fat (%BF) by race in 6042 women (3567 non-Hispanic whites and 2475 non-Hispanic blacks), aged 12+ yr, from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988-1994)."
"Serum 25(OH)D values were measured with an RIA kit (DiaSorin), and...
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