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The Institute of Medicine released a report recently that says few people are vitamin D deficient, despite the scientific research that says otherwise. This is especially troubling now, in the thick of flu season, when people need more vitamin D, not less.
A number of prominent doctors have advised vitamin D supplementation for a wide variety of illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. But the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition board was unfairly selective in which trials it used for its report, and dismissed more than a dozen studies from respected experts in the field.
Moreover, one of the panelists has a major conflict of interest: he serves as an adviser to a pharmaceutical company that is working on a synthetic vitamin D drug, which can be patented.
Please sign our petition urging Congress to appoint a new scientific panel to review vitamin D, and call for an investigation on the creation of the IOM's report.