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Vitamin D and skin of color: a call to action.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22838085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge regarding the determination, measurement, and supplementation of vitamin D in skin of color patients is evolving. At this time, it is believed that the majority of the skin of color population in the United States is vitamin D insufficient, which is particularly concerning given the possible links to disease states. However, further supporting evidence of insufficiency is required given recent questions regarding genetics and the applicability of normal levels across racial and ethnic groups. Finally, it is important for healthcare providers treating skin of color patients to recognize, educate, and promote the investigation of issues regarding vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency.
Susan C Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  2012-08-09     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data
Dietary Supplements
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Skin Pigmentation
United States
Vitamin D / administration & dosage*
Vitamin D Deficiency / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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