Vitamin D in health and disease: Current perspectives

Zhang, Ran and Naughton, Declan P (2010) Vitamin D in health and disease: Current perspectives. Nutrition Journal, 9(65), ISSN (online) 1475-2891

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Abstract

Despite the numerous reports of the association of vitamin D with a spectrum of development, disease treatment and health maintenance, vitamin D deficiency is common. Originating in part from the diet but with a key source resulting from transformation by exposure to sunshine, a great deal of the population suffers from vitamin D deficiency especially during winter months. It is linked to the treatment and pathogenesis and/or progression of several disorders including cancer, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and diabetes. This widespread deficiency of Vitamin D merits consideration of widespread policies including increasing awareness among the public and healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Declan Naughton
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 13:46
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:50
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17890

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