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Zhang, Ran; Naughton, Declan P (2010)
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal: Nutrition Journal
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Nutrition. Foods and food supply, Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases, alliedhealth, Medicine (miscellaneous), TX341-641, Review, RC620-627, Nutrition and Dietetics


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.

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