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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.
New drug could alleviate symptoms of rare musculoskeletal condition

New drug could alleviate symptoms of rare musculoskeletal condition

Health benefit from substituting red and processed meat with fish

Health benefit from substituting red and processed meat with fish

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Sunscreen benefits can be obtained without compromising vitamin D levels

Sunscreen benefits can be obtained without compromising vitamin D levels

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may 'reduce likelihood' of asthma

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may 'reduce likelihood' of asthma

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Factors affecting absorption of ‘sunshine vitamin’ during spring/summer months

Factors affecting absorption of ‘sunshine vitamin’ during spring/summer months

Study identifies possible therapeutic effects of curcumin on stomach cancer

Study identifies possible therapeutic effects of curcumin on stomach cancer

New insights into how vitamin D affects immune system

New insights into how vitamin D affects immune system

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

Value of dietary supplements in question

Value of dietary supplements in question

Excessive vitamin D intake causes man to develop kidney failure

Excessive vitamin D intake causes man to develop kidney failure

Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring