The US Protective Services Task Force has issued a draft for a statement on vitamin D and calcium. There is a comment period that runs from June 12 until July 10 for Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic Fractures in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – DRAFT
There is a link in the upper right hand corner of the draft page to go to the comment page or you can follow this link directly to the comment page.
The importance of this task force is to help the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ), a department for Health and Human Services, set clinical practice guidelines for preventative care. This task force is at the heart of what needs to be achieved as health policy for vitamin D. Here are the current members of the task force. Also here is their current preventative guidelines summary as provided by AHRQ to primary care providers.
The statement as drafted should not be issued because the news media does not know how to interpret what is being said based on the draft release headlines. Also it may mislead doctors into not understanding that 400 IU of vitamin D3 will work for a baby but not for an adult where 4000 IU of vitamin D3 is a more accurate amount to achieve bone health and cancer prevention.
Thank you for your action in this matter and your timely comment to USPSTF. – Pandemic Survivor