Diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries: an expert consensus summary statement from the GCC vitamin D advisory board.

Al Saleh, Yousef, Beshyah, Salem A, Hussein, Wiam, Almadani, Abdulrazzaq, Hassoun, Ahmed, Al Mamari, Ali, Ba-Essa, Ebtesam, Al-Dhafiri, Essa, Hassanein, Mohammed, Fouda, Mona A, Al Ali, Nadia, Aljohani, Naji, Al-Sayed, Nasreen, Gittoes, Neil, Elhadd, Tarik, Al-Baker, Waleed, Sabico, Shaun and Al-Daghri, Nasser (2020) Diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries: an expert consensus summary statement from the GCC vitamin D advisory board. Archives of osteoporosis, 15 (1). p. 35. ISSN 1862-3514.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

A summary of recommendations is given within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) setting on the assessment and management of vitamin D deficiency in the region.

METHODS

An assembly of 11 regional experts gathered to formulate an all-inclusive approach to vitamin D deficiency within GCC.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION

Several gaps were identified before regional guidelines could be developed. These include adequacy and standardization of vitamin D testing, frequency of repeated testing and reference ranges, distinguishing prevention from the treatment of vitamin D deficiency, quality assurance of vitamin D products sold within GCC including contents and origins of products, and cut-points for vitamin D levels in local populations. A platform is created that can be further developed for overall regional implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD10 Diet and nutrition
WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Endocrinology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 14:47
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 14:47
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2914

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