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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.
High-protein and low-calorie diet helps older adults lose weight safely, shows study

High-protein and low-calorie diet helps older adults lose weight safely, shows study

Bone marrow disease is stimulated by vitamin D and immune cells, reveals research

Bone marrow disease is stimulated by vitamin D and immune cells, reveals research

Vitamin D helps clear bacteria from lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB

Vitamin D helps clear bacteria from lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB

Folate levels decrease significantly during months with higher solar radiation

Folate levels decrease significantly during months with higher solar radiation

Folate levels decrease significantly when solar radiation is higher, shows study

Folate levels decrease significantly when solar radiation is higher, shows study

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier, finds study

Diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier, finds study

Planet friendly diets are not only good for the environment, but also your health

Planet friendly diets are not only good for the environment, but also your health

Vitamin D supplements are of no gain to those over 70, study shows

Vitamin D supplements are of no gain to those over 70, study shows

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk

Study assesses link between Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients

Study assesses link between Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients

Formula of 80 and precautions can help prevent heart attack during festive season

Formula of 80 and precautions can help prevent heart attack during festive season

Higher levels of key nutrients in the blood linked to efficient brain connectivity

Higher levels of key nutrients in the blood linked to efficient brain connectivity

Veganism linked to nutrient deficiencies and malnutrition if not planned correctly

Veganism linked to nutrient deficiencies and malnutrition if not planned correctly

Magnesium may play important role in optimizing vitamin D levels, study shows

Magnesium may play important role in optimizing vitamin D levels, study shows

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life

Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults

Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults

Lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may aid in psoriasis

Lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may aid in psoriasis