Why the IOM recommendations for vitamin D are deficient

J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Mar;26(3):455-7. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.328.


The IOM recommendations for vitamin D fail in a major way on logic, on science, and on effective public health guidance. Moreover, by failing to use a physiological referent, the IOM approach constitutes precisely the wrong model for development of nutritional policy.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone and Bones / drug effects
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Health Planning Guidelines*
  • Humans
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, U.S., Health and Medicine Division*
  • Public Policy
  • United States
  • Vitamin D / analogs & derivatives
  • Vitamin D / blood
  • Vitamin D / pharmacology*


  • Vitamin D
  • 25-hydroxyvitamin D