Vitamin D targets increased

Vitamin D targets increased

But some scientists say new recommendations are still way too low

By Nathan Seppa, 18:49 PM November 29, 2010

A scientific panel has called for tripling the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin D for most children and adults and increasing the amount slightly for older people. The committee of scientists, convened by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine, also doubled the upper level of vitamin D that adults and older children can safely take in any given day from 2,000 international units to 4,000 IU.

The panel also bumped up calcium targets, a less controversial move. The report, reques...

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