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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.
Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Maintaining adequate vitamin D may help prevent onset of inflammatory diseases

Maintaining adequate vitamin D may help prevent onset of inflammatory diseases

UZH leads Europe's largest research on aging

UZH leads Europe's largest research on aging

Decrease in sunshine linked to rising incidence of Rickets

Decrease in sunshine linked to rising incidence of Rickets

Russian researcher determined range of reference values for boron in the human body

Russian researcher determined range of reference values for boron in the human body

Live births more likely to occur in women with sufficient vitamin D, research finds

Live births more likely to occur in women with sufficient vitamin D, research finds

Vitamin D deficiency linked to decreased likelihood of successful pregnancy in women with PCOS

Vitamin D deficiency linked to decreased likelihood of successful pregnancy in women with PCOS

Vitamin D insufficiency associated with higher rates of renal disease in lupus patients

Vitamin D insufficiency associated with higher rates of renal disease in lupus patients

Vitamin D supplementation may enhance recovery from burn injuries

Vitamin D supplementation may enhance recovery from burn injuries

FDA statement revokes claims that soy protein reduces heart disease risk

FDA statement revokes claims that soy protein reduces heart disease risk

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

Adequate vitamin D during childhood linked to decreased risk of islet autoimmunity

Adequate vitamin D during childhood linked to decreased risk of islet autoimmunity

Nutritionist highlights importance of vitamin D for pregnant women and new mums

Nutritionist highlights importance of vitamin D for pregnant women and new mums

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer

TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

High fat diet linked to increased risk of relapse in kids with MS

High fat diet linked to increased risk of relapse in kids with MS