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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Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Researchers solve an 80-year-old medical mystery that causes kidney damage in children

Researchers solve an 80-year-old medical mystery that causes kidney damage in children

Insufficient sleep during the teenage years may increase subsequent risk of multiple sclerosis

Insufficient sleep during the teenage years may increase subsequent risk of multiple sclerosis

Overweight people have a different vitamin D metabolism

Overweight people have a different vitamin D metabolism

Childhood asthma risk appears to be influenced by both the intestinal microbiome and 17q12-21 genotype

Childhood asthma risk appears to be influenced by both the intestinal microbiome and 17q12-21 genotype

Study finds fewer cases of melanoma among regular users of vitamin D supplements

Study finds fewer cases of melanoma among regular users of vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D can help the immune system fight tuberculosis, study says

Vitamin D can help the immune system fight tuberculosis, study says

Intestinal bacteria in multiple sclerosis patients vary with disease activity, study finds

Intestinal bacteria in multiple sclerosis patients vary with disease activity, study finds

Common psychiatric medications can give some protection against COVID-19

Common psychiatric medications can give some protection against COVID-19

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

Unexpected findings on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Unexpected findings on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Vitamin D levels for population in the Mediterranean area are not sufficiently analyzed, researchers say

Vitamin D levels for population in the Mediterranean area are not sufficiently analyzed, researchers say

Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of dynapenia in older people by 78%

Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of dynapenia in older people by 78%

Complementary, alternative therapies for heart failure have some benefits and potential risks

Complementary, alternative therapies for heart failure have some benefits and potential risks

Study: People with higher levels of vitamin D in the brain have better cognitive function

Study: People with higher levels of vitamin D in the brain have better cognitive function

Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre performed a groundbreaking parathyroid transplant

UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre performed a groundbreaking parathyroid transplant

Vitamin D appears to have no substantial impact on statin-related muscle pain

Vitamin D appears to have no substantial impact on statin-related muscle pain

Study identifies risk factors and symptom clusters associated with long-COVID

Study identifies risk factors and symptom clusters associated with long-COVID

Vitamin D can reduce severity and spread of COVID-19

Vitamin D can reduce severity and spread of COVID-19