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Recommendations from the Vitamin D and Calcium Forum

Peter R Ebeling, John Eisman

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Abstract

This Forum, held in Melbourne on 28 and 29 July 2005, led to the development of important strategies for achieving improved vitamin D and calcium nutrition in the Australian community.

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Aims of the Vitamin D and Calcium Forum

The Vitamin D and Calcium Forum, an initiative of Osteoporosis Australia (OA) held in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), was held in Melbourne on 28 and 29 July 2005. The Forum aimed to bring together key stakeholder groups and experts to specifically develop recommendations regarding optimal vitamin D and calcium nutrition, as well as approaches to overcoming barriers to their successful implementation. Optimal vitamin D and calcium nutrition is important in the maintenance of musculoskeletal health, but may also have broader effects on wellbeing in general.

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