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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FIND trial: Higher vitamin D intake does not affect mortality or cardiovascular disease, cancer risk

FIND trial: Higher vitamin D intake does not affect mortality or cardiovascular disease, cancer risk

How diet, supplements and lifestyle changes can help battle COVID

How diet, supplements and lifestyle changes can help battle COVID

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2

Clinical trial results do not support the use of fish oil supplements to prevent depression

Clinical trial results do not support the use of fish oil supplements to prevent depression

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating

New genetic evidence for the role of vitamin D deficiency in causing cardiovascular disease

New genetic evidence for the role of vitamin D deficiency in causing cardiovascular disease

How the new In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulations are affecting the life sciences landscape

How the new In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulations are affecting the life sciences landscape

Study reveals mechanism by which vitamin D reduces inflammation caused by immune cells

Study reveals mechanism by which vitamin D reduces inflammation caused by immune cells

Drinking alcohol and not exercising are modifiable risk factors for SARS-CoV-2

Drinking alcohol and not exercising are modifiable risk factors for SARS-CoV-2

Anti-inflammatory diets in COVID-19

Anti-inflammatory diets in COVID-19

Do weather and climate determine where COVID-19 occurs?

Do weather and climate determine where COVID-19 occurs?

Maternal vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of ASD in offspring

Maternal vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of ASD in offspring

Extra dairy intake lowers risk of falls and fractures among older adults in residential care

Extra dairy intake lowers risk of falls and fractures among older adults in residential care

More than 50% of space travelers experience back pain, experts say

More than 50% of space travelers experience back pain, experts say

Breastfeeding and later introduction to gluten may have a protective effect against type 1 diabetes

Breastfeeding and later introduction to gluten may have a protective effect against type 1 diabetes

Does vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections?

Does vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections?

Dispensing of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in Australia jumped in first year of COVID

Dispensing of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in Australia jumped in first year of COVID

Solar exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis may need to be revised, study suggests

Solar exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis may need to be revised, study suggests

Flavonoids can potentially help prevent COVID-19-induced diarrhea, study finds

Flavonoids can potentially help prevent COVID-19-induced diarrhea, study finds

Pregnancy complications with COVID-19

Pregnancy complications with COVID-19