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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Lower UVB exposure correlated with higher risk of colorectal cancer

Lower UVB exposure correlated with higher risk of colorectal cancer

Thiol-based mucolytics show potent allosteric inhibition of SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding via disulfide reduction

Thiol-based mucolytics show potent allosteric inhibition of SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding via disulfide reduction

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

New poll finds low public awareness of how to get enough vitamin D year-round

New poll finds low public awareness of how to get enough vitamin D year-round

Are pre-existing Vitamin D deficiencies linked to COVID-19 severity and mortality?

Are pre-existing Vitamin D deficiencies linked to COVID-19 severity and mortality?

Researchers explore the science behind creating healthier, tastier plant-based protein products

Researchers explore the science behind creating healthier, tastier plant-based protein products

Study suggests prolonged, strict restrictions did not necessarily reduce COVID-19 mortality

Study suggests prolonged, strict restrictions did not necessarily reduce COVID-19 mortality

Gene offers some level of protection from severe Covid

Gene offers some level of protection from severe Covid

Study finds no genetic evidence to prove vitamin D protects against coronavirus

Study finds no genetic evidence to prove vitamin D protects against coronavirus

Researchers develop novel set of tools for designing vitamin D clinical trials

Researchers develop novel set of tools for designing vitamin D clinical trials

Vitamin D may be ineffective in protecting against COVID-19

Vitamin D may be ineffective in protecting against COVID-19

Women with osteoporosis and low bone density have higher risk of hearing loss

Women with osteoporosis and low bone density have higher risk of hearing loss

The potential therapeutic value of CDK6 inhibitors in critical COVID-19

The potential therapeutic value of CDK6 inhibitors in critical COVID-19

New immunotherapy shows promising results in subgroup of people with type 1 diabetes

New immunotherapy shows promising results in subgroup of people with type 1 diabetes

Tobacco smoke exposure in utero and during early childhood can affect children's lung function

Tobacco smoke exposure in utero and during early childhood can affect children's lung function

Study confirms that human endocrine system is strongly involved in SARS-Cov-2 infection

Study confirms that human endocrine system is strongly involved in SARS-Cov-2 infection

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Professor Cyrus Cooper receives ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research award

Professor Cyrus Cooper receives ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research award