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Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in fatty fish, egg yolks, and dairy products. Skin exposed to sunshine can also make vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Oral vitamin D spray offers better protection from colds and flu than tablets

Oral vitamin D spray offers better protection from colds and flu than tablets

Simple oral vitamin D spray could help extend lifespan

Simple oral vitamin D spray could help extend lifespan

Vitamin D supplements protect against cold and flu, study finds

Vitamin D supplements protect against cold and flu, study finds

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections, study finds

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections, study finds

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

UI scientists reveal how high-dose vitamin C damages cancer cells

UI scientists reveal how high-dose vitamin C damages cancer cells

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists develop breakthrough technique that uses light to activate drug stored in red blood cells

Scientists develop breakthrough technique that uses light to activate drug stored in red blood cells