Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Free and Total Vitamin D

A Comparison of Asians and Caucasians

Jaya Sujatha Gopal-Kothandapani; Lucy Faith Evans; Jennifer S. Walsh; Fatma Gossiel; Alan S. Rigby; Richard Eastell; Nick J. Bishop


Clin Endocrinol. 2019;90(1):222-231. 

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Our primary aim was to determine the size of the effect of vitamin D supplementation in different ethnic groups. In an era of "precision medicine," we should be able to better target vitamin D treatment. Rather than adopting a "one size fits all" policy, we should aim to develop measurements that accurately reflect vitamin D status across all ethnic groups, and use these to guide treatment for relevant functional outcomes.