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. There are two main forms of vitamin D, which are D2 known as ergocalciferol and D3 known as cholecalciferol.

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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

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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

Researchers survey repurposed drugs that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Researchers survey repurposed drugs that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Study explores merits and risks of bariatric surgery in younger teens

Study explores merits and risks of bariatric surgery in younger teens

Adding mushrooms to diet increases the intake of micronutrients

Adding mushrooms to diet increases the intake of micronutrients

Vitamins and other antiviral drugs may help combat COVID-19

Vitamins and other antiviral drugs may help combat COVID-19

Temperature, latitude correlate with COVID-19 cases and mortality rates

Temperature, latitude correlate with COVID-19 cases and mortality rates

Vegan diet has a broad effect on children's metabolism, study reveals

Vegan diet has a broad effect on children's metabolism, study reveals

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Study: Fibroblast hormone promotes movement of hematopoietic stem cells

Study: Fibroblast hormone promotes movement of hematopoietic stem cells

Could Vitamin D be an effective adjuvant to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic?

Could Vitamin D be an effective adjuvant to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic?

Migration from high sunlight to low sunlight regions is linked to vitamin D deficiency

Migration from high sunlight to low sunlight regions is linked to vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D supplementation found to reduce COVID-19-related mortality, says study

Vitamin D supplementation found to reduce COVID-19-related mortality, says study

SARS-CoV-2 infection shown to reduce the expression of vitamin D pathway components

SARS-CoV-2 infection shown to reduce the expression of vitamin D pathway components

Natural changes in UV influence the spread of COVID-19, shows study

Natural changes in UV influence the spread of COVID-19, shows study