Do you recommend Vitamin D supplements to patients?
Last week, AJP took a look at the issue of Vitamin D supplements and the case for and against them.
This month a review published in the BMJ concluded that current evidence does not support the use of vitamin D supplements to prevent disease, except potentially in those at high risk.
But in July, a committee of independent experts recommended that everyone in the UK should take vitamin D supplements. Complementary Medicines Australia said it was also important to consider supplementation in the Australian population.
And leading Sydney pharmacist Nick Logan told the AJP that supplementation has its place, but he “wouldn’t start treating vitamin D deficiency unless I had some clinical evidence – confirmation with a blood test”.
What do you think – do you recommend vitamin D supplements to your patients?