The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Vitamin D and the risk of death in the general population

    An international group of researchers reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 14 studies that involved 5562 deaths out of 62,548 individuals were reviewed.

    And, the results.

    • Data suggest decreased mortality risk as circulating levels of 25(OH)D increase.
    • Optimal concentrations of vitamin D range between approximately 75 to 87.5 nmol/L.

    The bottom line?

    The importance of vitamin D to health has been documented repeatedly on this blog. Just click the “vitamin D” link on the right column.

    Get your vitamin D levels checked and treat as needed.

    12/20/11 21:50 JR

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