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ACE Report #7287
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in athletes is prominent

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prevalence of Vitamin D Inadequacy in Athletes: A Systematic- Review and Meta-Analysis

Sports Med. 2015 Mar;45(3):365-78

Contributing Authors: F Farrokhyar R Tabasinejad D Dao D Peterson OR Ayeni R Hadioonzadeh M Bhandari

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23 studies (n = 2313, 4 randomized control trials, 18 cross-sectional/cohort observational studies and 1 cross-sectional study with a nested RCT) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of inadequate vitamin D in athletes and to investigate the association between vitamin D inadequacy and injury. Pooled analysis revealed that 56% of athletes were vitam...

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