Journal article

Improving Vitamin D Status and Related Health in Young Women: The Safe-D study - Part B

Marjan Tabesh, Suzanne Marie Garland, Alexandra Gorelik, Alison Nankervis, Skye Maclean, Emma Teresa Callegari, Shanton Chang, Kayla Heffernan, John Dennis Wark

JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent and associated with increased risk of a number of chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, poor bone and muscle health, poor mental health, infection, and diabetes. Vitamin D deficiency affects millions of Australians, potentially causing considerable suffering, economic loss, and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To measure the effectiveness of a (1) mobile-based app (behavioral) and (2) pharmacological intervention to increase circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (serum 25 OHD) levels and health outcomes over 4 months of intervention compared with usual care in a cohort of young women with suboptimal serum 25 OHD levels (25-75 nmol/L)...

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