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Proceedings of the Conference "Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: An Update" Available

The conference "Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: An Update" was convened September 5-6, 2007, by the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, bringing together scientists with many areas of expertise. Conference proceedings are published in the August 2008 supplement to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, published by the American Society for Nutritionexternal link disclaimer. Below are links to the 20 articles from this issue. For more information on the publication, see the NIH News Release.

Overview of the conference "Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: an Update"
Patsy M. Brannon, Elizabeth A. Yetley, Regan L. Bailey, and Mary Frances Picciano link disclaimer

From vitamin D to hormone D: fundamentals of the vitamin D endocrine system essential for good health
Anthony W. Norman link disclaimer

Vitamin D across the lifecycle: physiology and biomarkers
Ann Prentice, Gail R. Goldberg, and Inez Schoenmakers link disclaimer

Measuring 25-hydroxyvitamin D in a clinical environment: challenges and needs
Bruce W. Hollis link disclaimer

Development of a standard reference material for vitamin D in serum
Karen W. Phinney link disclaimer

Summary of evidence-based review on vitamin D efficacy and safety in relation to bone health
Ann Cranney, Hope A. Weiler, Siobhan O'Donnell, Lorri Puil link disclaimer

Vitamin D in pregnancy and lactation: maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes from human and animal studies
Christopher S. Kovacs link disclaimer

25-Hydroxyvitamin D: functional outcomes in infants and young children
Frank R. Greer link disclaimer

25-Hydroxyvitamin D and functional outcomes in adolescents
Christel J.E. Lamberg-Allardt and Heli T. Viljakainen link disclaimer

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and functional outcomes in the elderly
Bess Dawson-Hughes link disclaimer

Vitamin D and calcium interactions: functional outcomes
Robert P. Heaney link disclaimer

African Americans, 25 hydroxyvitamin D, and osteoporosis: a paradox
John F. Aloia link disclaimer

Assessing vitamin D contents in foods and supplements: challenges and needs
Joanne M. Holden and Linda E. Lemar link disclaimer

Analyzing vitamin D in foods and supplements: methodologic changes
W. Craig Byrdwell, Jon DeVries, Jacob Exler, James M. Harnly, Joanne M. Holden, Michael F. Holick, Bruce W. Hollis, Ronald L. Horst, Mark Lada, Linda E. Lemar, Kristine Y. Patterson, Katherine M. Philips, Maria T. Tarrago-Trani, Wayne R. Wolf link disclaimer

Assessing the vitamin D status of the US population
Elizabeth A. Yetley link disclaimer

Vitamin D and cancer: current dilemmas and future research needs
Cindy D. Davis link disclaimer

Sun exposure and vitamin D sufficiency
Barbara A. Gilchrest link disclaimer

Adverse effects of nutritional inadequacy and excess: a hormetic model
Daniel P. Hayes link disclaimer

Pharmacokinetics of vitamin D toxicity
Glenville Jones link disclaimer

Summary of roundtable discussion on vitamin D research needs
Patsy M. Brannon, Elizabeth A. Yetley, Regan L. Bailey, and Mary Frances Picciano link disclaimer