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How to do it: Vitamin D supplementation

Dobson, R; Cock, HR; Brex, P; Giovannoni, G (2017) How to do it: Vitamin D supplementation. Practical Neurology, 18 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN 1474-7766
SGUL Authors: Cock, Hannah Rutherford

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Vitamin D testing and supplementation is of great interest to neurologists and their patients. Recommended nutritional intakes of vitamin D in the UK remain focused on bone health, despite increasing evidence for a role outside this area. Here we discuss how neurologists might approach vitamin D testing and supplementation, focusing on two conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency that have an increased risk of downstream complications resulting from these: multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. We set out a rationale for testing serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and discuss our personal practice in terms of supplementation, with evidence where available.

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Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Practical Neurology following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version Dobson R, Cock HR, Brex P, et al Vitamin D supplementation Practical Neurology 2018;18:35-42 is available online at:
Keywords: Neurology & Neurosurgery
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE)
Journal or Publication Title: Practical Neurology
ISSN: 1474-7766
16 January 2017Published Online
23 September 2017Published
15 August 2017Accepted
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