Mass vit D testing not justified: experts

Proponents of routine vitamin D testing have been dealt a blow, after an influential US Government advisory panel held back from endorsing the practice.

After a comprehensive sweep of the literature, the US Preventive Services Task Force concluded it could neither recommend nor reject universal screening for vitamin D deficiency, saying evidence was “insufficient” to assess the benefits and harms.

The draft ruling defies mounting observational data linking vitamin D deficiency to diabetes, cardiovascular