British Journal of Nutrition

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Research Article

Vitamin D status and its adequacy in healthy Danish perimenopausal women: relationships to dietary intake, sun exposure and serum parathyroid hormone

Christine Brota1 c1, Peter Vestergaarda2, Niels Kolthoffa3, Jeppe Grama4, Anne P. Hermanna2 and Ole H. Sørensena1

a1 Osteoporosis Research Clinic, Dep 545, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Kettegaard Allé 30, DK- 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

a2 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Aarhus Bone and Mineral Research Group, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Tage Hansens Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

a3 Department of Clinical Physiology, Hilleroed Hospital, Helsevej 2, DK- 3400 Hilleroed, Denmark

a4 Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark


c1 *Corresponding author: Dr Christine Brot, The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Mørkhøj Bygade 19, DK-2860 Søborg, Denmark, fax +45 33 95 66 96, email