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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.
D-serine produced by gut microbiota protects against acute kidney injury, show study

D-serine produced by gut microbiota protects against acute kidney injury, show study

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

High school students less likely to select milk, fruit for lunch when fruit juice is available

High school students less likely to select milk, fruit for lunch when fruit juice is available

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

Research highlights lack of data on European children's nutrient intake levels

Research highlights lack of data on European children's nutrient intake levels

Tel Aviv University researchers uncover biological ultraviolet protection 'timer'

Tel Aviv University researchers uncover biological ultraviolet protection 'timer'

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

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