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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How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

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Maintaining VDR levels in pancreatic cells could protect against diabetes

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Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

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Vitamin D increases chances of regaining mobility after hip fracture

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College athletes participating in indoor sports at risk of vitamin D deficiency

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Eating an egg a day is OK

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Alcohol Consumption Weakens Bones of People Living with HIV

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Omega 3 supplements do not protect against cancer, research finds

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'Stranger Things' increased public awareness of cleidocranial dysplasia

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Pairing recommendations with policy changes may be effective in reducing low-value care

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BU study finds higher fecundability in the fall

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Salivary uric acid found to be a good predictor of body fat percentage in adolescents

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Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can influence the development of ADHD

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can influence the development of ADHD

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Researchers find seasonal variations in risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy

Tanning study results often depend on funding source

Tanning study results often depend on funding source

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study