Vitamin D

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.
What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for strong bones, muscles, and general good health.

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Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

High dose of vitamin D does not have a beneficial effect on moderate or severe COVID-19 patients

High dose of vitamin D does not have a beneficial effect on moderate or severe COVID-19 patients

Drugs can help prevent progression of cardiac hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients

Drugs can help prevent progression of cardiac hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients

Study offers insights into protective effects of dietary supplements against COVID-19

Study offers insights into protective effects of dietary supplements against COVID-19

Obesity and ethnicity identified as key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in UK

Obesity and ethnicity identified as key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in UK

Study reveals how exercise during pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring

Study reveals how exercise during pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring

Rare genetic variant may explain severe COVID-19 in young healthy male patients

Rare genetic variant may explain severe COVID-19 in young healthy male patients

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Lupus patients with lower vitamin D levels more likely to have metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance

Lupus patients with lower vitamin D levels more likely to have metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance

Cross-national study associates low vitamin D levels with higher COVID-19-related mortality

Cross-national study associates low vitamin D levels with higher COVID-19-related mortality

Study finds limited association between vitamin D and improved COVID-19 outcomes

Study finds limited association between vitamin D and improved COVID-19 outcomes

Changes to infant feeding guidelines have led to a decrease in peanut allergy

Changes to infant feeding guidelines have led to a decrease in peanut allergy

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Study investigates influence of adequate supply of vitamin D on prognosis of numerous diseases

Study investigates influence of adequate supply of vitamin D on prognosis of numerous diseases

Partial replacement of animal proteins with plant proteins increases bone formation in adults

Partial replacement of animal proteins with plant proteins increases bone formation in adults

Skeletal age calculator aims to better identify individuals at risk of bone fractures

Skeletal age calculator aims to better identify individuals at risk of bone fractures