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Vitamin D Screening and Supplementation

Snow, Denise, JD, RN, NP, CNM

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May/June 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 3 - p 172
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000528
ONGOING COLUMNS: Nutrition for the Family

Recent evidence from meta-analysis of 81 trials and a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial with nearly 26,000 patients has shown that vitamin D supplementation may be of little benefit for healthy adults, including pregnant women. Screening for vitamin D deficiency in healthy asymptomatic adults is not recommended. Our nutrition expert, Denise Snow, explains the latest data on vitamin D.

Denise Snow is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, and a healthcare law attorney in private practice. Dr. Snow can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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