Vitamin D deficiency is common and may affect up to 70% of Europeans. The deficiency is a public health issue which could lead to many diseases, especially osteoporosis.
The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) announced the position statement on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women with summary recommendations.
EMAS has risen to the challenge of increasing awareness of vitamin D deficiency to women and health professionals. The position statement describes the implications of vitamin D deficiency and provides clear recommendations on why and how adequate levels should be maintained.
These and other recommendations presented in the EMAS position statement are published in article: "Vitamin D and postmenopausal health" by Faustino R. Pérez-López, Marc Brincat, C. Tamer Erel, Florence Tremollieres, Marco Gambacciani, Irene Lambinoudaki, Mette H. Moeng, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Svetlana Vujovic, Serge Rozenberg, Margaret Ree (doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.11.002). The article appears in Maturitas Volume 71, Issue 1 (January 2012) published by Elsevier.