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Recommendations for daily intake of vitamin D*

May 31, 2010

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Infants and children: 400 IU Adults under 50: 400-800 IU

Adults over 50: 800 -1,000 IU

(IU = International units)

* People at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, such as those who are bedridden or have osteoporosis or absorption problems, may need significantly more.

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics, National Osteoporosis Foundation, International Osteoporosis Foundation

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