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Vitamin D deficiency: prevention or treatment?
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    Vit D deficiecy; Preventive measure usually more cost effective.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by C S Zipitis, G A Markides and I L Swann regarding the cost of prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency [1]. We agree with the proposal that local authorities should provide funds to supplement vitamin D in ‘at risk’ ethnic minority groups.

    Similar to Burnley, Oldham has a large Asian community of 20.8%. Between December 2002 and March 2004, we i...

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    Free vitamin D supplementation for every infant in Turkey

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by C S Zipitis, G A Markides and I L Swann concerning primary Care Trusts provide funds for vitamin D supplementation of Asian children for at least the first 2 years of life (1).

    Nutritional rickets remains prevalent in developing regions of the world such as Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Asia and the Middle East, and ranks among the five most common dise...

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