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Archives of Osteoporosis

, 8:122 | Cite as

A global representation of vitamin D status in healthy populations: reply to comment by Saadi

  • D. A. Wahl
  • C. Cooper
  • P. R. Ebeling
  • M. Eggersdorfer
  • J. Hilger
  • K. Hoffmann
  • R. Josse
  • J. A. Kanis
  • A. Mithal
  • D. D. Pierroz
  • J. Stenmark
  • E. Stöcklin
  • B. Dawson-Hughes
Letter

Keywords

Public Health Clinical Setting Literature Search Healthy Population Local Hospital 
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Notes

Conflicts of interest

Manfred Eggersdorfer and Elisabeth Stöcklin are employed by DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. Cyrus Cooper has received honoraria and consulting fees from Amgen, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Merck, Novartis, and Servier. All the other authors have nothing to disclose.

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© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Wahl
    • 2
  • C. Cooper
    • 3
  • P. R. Ebeling
    • 4
  • M. Eggersdorfer
    • 5
  • J. Hilger
    • 6
  • K. Hoffmann
    • 6
  • R. Josse
    • 7
  • J. A. Kanis
    • 9
  • A. Mithal
    • 8
  • D. D. Pierroz
    • 2
  • J. Stenmark
    • 2
  • E. Stöcklin
    • 5
  • B. Dawson-Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on AgingTufts UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.International Osteoporosis FoundationNyonSwitzerland
  3. 3.MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton and NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research UnitUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  4. 4.NorthWest Academic CentreUniversity of Melbourne, Western HealthMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.Nutrition Science and Advocacy, and Human Nutrition Research and DevelopmentDSM Nutritional ProductsKaiseraugstSwitzerland
  6. 6.Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical FacultyHeidelberg UniversityMannheimGermany
  7. 7.Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismUniversity of Toronto, St Michael’s Hospital Health CentreTorontoCanada
  8. 8.Medanta MedicityGurgaonIndia
  9. 9.WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone DiseasesUniversity of Sheffield Medical SchoolSheffieldUK

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