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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.
Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone health, concludes study

Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone health, concludes study

Researchers develop personalized and low-cost wearable UV sensors

Researchers develop personalized and low-cost wearable UV sensors

Study finds link between vitamin D insufficiency and early death in Thai men

Study finds link between vitamin D insufficiency and early death in Thai men

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

No scientific reason available to assume link between BPA uptake and MIH in children

No scientific reason available to assume link between BPA uptake and MIH in children

Cocoa: New, previously unknown source of vitamin D2 identified

Cocoa: New, previously unknown source of vitamin D2 identified

Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development

Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Vitamin D may reduce breast cancer mortality in women with lower BMI

Vitamin D may reduce breast cancer mortality in women with lower BMI

Health Care Apps and the Empowered Patient

Health Care Apps and the Empowered Patient

Genetics study uncovers key factors for fracture risk in osteoporosis

Genetics study uncovers key factors for fracture risk in osteoporosis

Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fractures

Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fractures

Genetic interindividual variability influences nutritional requirements

Genetic interindividual variability influences nutritional requirements

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Opioids, epipens and health funding

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Opioids, epipens and health funding

High phosphate intake increases blood pressure, pulse rate in young adults

High phosphate intake increases blood pressure, pulse rate in young adults

Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia

Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia

Rickets traced back to Roman Empire

Rickets traced back to Roman Empire

The man who sold America on vitamin D — and profited in the process

The man who sold America on vitamin D — and profited in the process

One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health

One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health