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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.
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

Vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients

Vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients

Researcher reveals new way to stimulate bone fracture healing

Researcher reveals new way to stimulate bone fracture healing

Clinical trial examines impact of high-dose omega-3 and vitamin D on halting type 1 diabetes

Clinical trial examines impact of high-dose omega-3 and vitamin D on halting type 1 diabetes

Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Study: Vitamin D unlikely to protect individuals from brain-related disorders

Study: Vitamin D unlikely to protect individuals from brain-related disorders

Vitamin D assay from CLC paves way for disease diagnosis

Vitamin D assay from CLC paves way for disease diagnosis

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur production of antimicrobial peptide

Research finds link between increased vitamin K2 levels and reduced fracture rates in children

Research finds link between increased vitamin K2 levels and reduced fracture rates in children

Sun avoidance may be almost as hazardous to health as cigarette smoking

Sun avoidance may be almost as hazardous to health as cigarette smoking

Atlantic Health System starts enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Atlantic Health System starts enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Urgent steps needed to tackle low vitamin D intakes in UK South-Asians

Urgent steps needed to tackle low vitamin D intakes in UK South-Asians