Reply to William B. Grant

Sarah Allinson*, Monika Asmuss, Cornelia Baldermann, Joan Bentzen, David Buller, Nathalie Gerber, Adele C. Green, Ruediger Greinert, Michael Kimlin, Julie Kunrath, Ruediger Matthes, Christiane Pölz-Viol, Eva Rehfuess, Constanze Rossman, Natalie Schüz, Craig Sinclair, Emilie Van Deventer, Ann Webb, Wolfgang Weiss, Gunde Ziegelberger

*Corresponding author for this work

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Dear Editors

THE UVI working group acknowledges the contribution of Vitamin D to bone health as stated in our paper. However, we concluded that an optimal level of Vitamin D for humans has not yet been established with any certainty. Evidence of the health benefits of Vitamin D unrelated to bone health also has not been unequivocally documented (for a comprehensive review on dietary reference intakes, see Contrary to Grant’s views, there is scientific agreement that ecological studies should not be the basis of recommendations to the public, since any observed associations are easily confounded and therefore potentially unreliable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalHealth Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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