Talk:Vitamin D deficiency more common, serious, than thought

How about the title:Vitamin D deficiency both more common and more serious than previously thought.?Richard L. Peterson 18:38, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

That sounds fine to me. JoshuaZ 18:46, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply
Both of those titles were too long. I changed it to "Vitamin D deficiency could be more common, researchers say". FellowWiki Newsie 19:12, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Still not sure about the title. Seems a bit odd as it is. Jcart1534 00:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

How about:"Vitamin D deficiency more common, serious, than thought" 01:54, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Richard L. Peterson 01:55, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

-Forgot to say why ithink my proposed title above is better-the first paragraph is mainly about the benefits of vit D, thus implying the gravity of vit D deficiency. The paragraph then moves to how common deficiency is. The title should reflect that.Richard L. Peterson 01:59, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I like that Richard. I'll make the change. Cheers, Jcart1534 02:02, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

"caucasians" instead of "Americans with lighter skins".. edit

One problem with caucasian to me is we mean to contrast African Americans with other Americans, not with caucasians all over the world. I mean, the girls in the study in Denmark and elsewhere in N.Europe apparently had a worse deficiency rate than African Americans. Also, "lighter skinned" is helpful exposition because it reminds you that sunlight helps make vitamin D. Also, should Caucasian be capitalized?Richard L. Peterson 05:54, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Since caucasian can refer to people of a variety of skin tones, I agree that the term should perhaps not be used. Perhaps, "European-American" would be better, especially as it is contrasted with what is termed "African-American". If you insist on changing one term to "lighter skinned" then the other term should be changed to "darker skinned", should it not? --SVTCobra 04:11, 7 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
maybe, I'm not sure. The article referred to a study on African American women, not women with darker skin. 03:41, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Richard L. Peterson 03:42, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
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