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    JBMR Publishes Reaction to IOM Recommendations on Calcium and Vitamin D Intake

    Date: February 01, 2011

    The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released recommendations on dietary intake levels of Vitamin D and calcium. The report, "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D," proposes new reference values for these essential nutrients.

    JBMR has published two articles that raise important issues for physicians and their patients regarding these recommendations, both of which are currently available in "Accepted Article" form on the JBMR web site. Links are provided below:

    • Heaney, R.P., Holick M. F.Why the IOM recommendations for vitamin D are deficient [published online ahead of print January 4, 2011]. J Bone Miner Res. DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.328. Free Full Text.
    • Reid, I. R., Avenell, A. Evidence-based policy on dietary calcium and vitamin D [published online ahead of print January 4, 2011]. J Bone Miner Res. DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.327. Free Full Text.

    Final versions of these two Perspectives are online now and will be published in the March 2011 issue of the JBMR.