Why the IOM recommendations for vitamin D are deficient


  • For further discussion on this topic, please see Reid and Avenell (J Bone Miner Res. 2011;452–454. DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.327).


The IOM recommendations for vitamin D fail in a major way on logic, on science, and on effective public health guidance. Moreover, by failing to use a physiological referent, the IOM approach constitutes precisely the wrong model for development of nutritional policy. © 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.