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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Vitamin D promising for depression, study says

Vitamin D promising for depression, study says

Boosting vitamin D in individuals with deficiencies likely to reduce chronic inflammation

Boosting vitamin D in individuals with deficiencies likely to reduce chronic inflammation

Study aims to ascertain how COVID-19 and vitamin D misinformation was presented on YouTube

Study aims to ascertain how COVID-19 and vitamin D misinformation was presented on YouTube

What is the role of vitamin D in pandemic H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection?

What is the role of vitamin D in pandemic H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection?

How does vitamin D supplementation impact COVID-19 vaccine efficacy?

How does vitamin D supplementation impact COVID-19 vaccine efficacy?

Study links low vitamin D level with risk of dementia

Study links low vitamin D level with risk of dementia

The putative impact of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms on SARS-CoV-2 infection among different variants

The putative impact of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms on SARS-CoV-2 infection among different variants

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

Risk of eczema in babies could be lowered by taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Risk of eczema in babies could be lowered by taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Scientists offer a set of recommendations to improve future research on diet and dementia

Scientists offer a set of recommendations to improve future research on diet and dementia

Vitamin D protects against H1N1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice

Vitamin D protects against H1N1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice

The role of vitamin D in H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection

The role of vitamin D in H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Hopkins experts provide top tips to keep the summer fun and safe

Hopkins experts provide top tips to keep the summer fun and safe

Healthy Black and Hispanic adolescents found to have low vitamin D levels

Healthy Black and Hispanic adolescents found to have low vitamin D levels

Vitamin D supplements show promise to counter the adverse effects of diabetes drug on bone health

Vitamin D supplements show promise to counter the adverse effects of diabetes drug on bone health

People on plant-based diets eat little fruit, vegetables and whole grains

People on plant-based diets eat little fruit, vegetables and whole grains

A longitudinal population-based study of COVID-19 in the UK

A longitudinal population-based study of COVID-19 in the UK

Vitamins are a waste of money for non-pregnant and healthy Americans, scientists say

Vitamins are a waste of money for non-pregnant and healthy Americans, scientists say

Study: Male smokers are at increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death

Study: Male smokers are at increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death