This Rank Forum on Vitamin D was funded by the Rank Prize Funds. Both S. A. L.-N. and J. L. B. express their sincere thanks to the Rank Prize Funds Committee for their financial support of this meeting and for their encouragement in its organisation. The views are those of the Forum delegates as expressed in their presentations and summarised in this document, and not those of the Rank Prize Funds Committee or Trustees. The paper is not a consensus statement, but is a summary of the discussions that took place at this Rank Forum on Vitamin D. S. A. L.-N. and J. L. B. thank Ms Angela Osborn (University of Southampton) and Ms Hannah Upton (University of Newcastle and Sainsbury's/British Nutrition Foundation) for their considerable help with the organisation of this meeting, and Dr Helen Lambert (University of Surrey) for her help in final collation of the manuscript. E. H. holds a Department of Health (UK) Public Health Career Scientist Award.
S. A. L.-N., University of Surrey (Co-Chair)
J. L. B., British Nutrition Foundation (Co-Chair)
C. M. W., Rank Prize Funds Committee (Rank Chair)
Dr Khulood Alayha, Kuwait College, Kuwait
M. A. OBE, Ashwell Associates, Hertfordshire (Speaker)
J. L. B., University of Manchester (Co-Speaker)
B. J. B., Queen Mary University of London (Speaker)
K. D. C., University College Cork, Ireland (Speaker)
Dr Jane Coad, Massey University, New Zealand
Professor Robert D Cohen, University of London
A. L. D., University of Surrey (Speaker)
R. M. F., Newcastle University (Speaker)
W. D. F., University of Liverpool (Speaker)
Dr Oliver Gillie, Health Research Forum, London
Dr Gail Goldberg, MRC-Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge
Mrs Ohood Hakim, King Abdula-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr Tom Hill, University of Cork, Ireland
Dr Chris Holroyd, University of Southampton (representing C. C., not presented but provided data)
C. P. G. M. G. (University of Wageningen) (not presented but provided data)
Dr Anne de la Hunty, Ashwell Associates, Hertfordshire
E. H., Institute of Child Health, London (Speaker)
M. K., University College Cork, Ireland (Speaker)
C. L.-A., University of Helsinki, Finland (Speaker)
Dr Nicola Lowe, University of Central Lancashire
H. M. M., University of Aberdeen (Speaker)
Ms Rachel Marklew, Department of Health
A. R. M., Queen Mary's University of London (Speaker)
A. M., University of Aberdeen (Co-Speaker)
L. M. Miles, British Nutrition Foundation (Rapporteur)
Professor Joe Millward, University of Surrey
Ms Judy Moore, Independent Dietitian, London
Dr Zulf Mughal, University of Manchester
T. M., University of Nottingham (not presented but provided data)
C. N., University of Deakin, Australia (Speaker)
Dr Jaana Nurmi-Lawton, University Hospital, Finland
A. P. OBE, MRC-Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge (Speaker)
Professor Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey
S. R., Department of Health (Co-Speaker)
Dr Inez Schoenmakers, MRC-Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge
E. M. S., FSA (Speaker)
R. V., University of Toronto, Canada (Speaker)
Dr Kate Ward, MRC-Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge.
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