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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.
Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia

Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Supplements claiming to boost brain health are 'too good to be true', warn experts

Supplements claiming to boost brain health are 'too good to be true', warn experts

Vitamin D deficiency at birth increases risk of high blood pressure in children

Vitamin D deficiency at birth increases risk of high blood pressure in children

More seniors are dying in falls. Doctors could do more to reduce the risk.

More seniors are dying in falls. Doctors could do more to reduce the risk.

New study sheds light on the role of vitamin D in muscle cells

New study sheds light on the role of vitamin D in muscle cells

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

VITALE study: High-dose vitamin D effective in lowering fracture rates after kidney transplantation

VITALE study: High-dose vitamin D effective in lowering fracture rates after kidney transplantation

Vitamin D metabolite may stop mechanism by which cancer cells become drug-resistant

Vitamin D metabolite may stop mechanism by which cancer cells become drug-resistant

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

Vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, study finds

Vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, study finds

Vitamin D could extend lifespan of cancer patients

Vitamin D could extend lifespan of cancer patients