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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.
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

Study provides new way to treat multiple sclerosis

Study provides new way to treat multiple sclerosis

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

Researchers discover new biosynthetic pathway to antibiotics using gene editing

Researchers discover new biosynthetic pathway to antibiotics using gene editing

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes

New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes

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

Scientists grow 3D, beating human heart tissue

Scientists grow 3D, beating human heart tissue

By-product of berry juice production could lower cancer risk

By-product of berry juice production could lower cancer risk

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

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

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

Neuroene Therapeutics receives $1.5 million NIH grant to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy

Neuroene Therapeutics receives $1.5 million NIH grant to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy

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

Hundreds of dietary supplements shown to contain unapproved drugs

Hundreds of dietary supplements shown to contain unapproved drugs

Chewing gum could be a strategy to help reduce vitamin deficiency

Chewing gum could be a strategy to help reduce vitamin deficiency

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