The role of vitamin D in human health: A paradigm shift

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Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic, spanning many continents and including all ages, genders and racial/ethnic groups. Currently, world-wide attention is focused on the importance of vitamin D in optimizing health and preventing disease. This focus is largely the result of the scientific discovery that vitamin D receptors are present in nearly every tissue and cell in the body and that adequate vitamin D status is essential for optimal functioning of these tissues and cells. An impressive body of research has accumulated over the past two decades providing new information about the role of vitamin D in prevention of a broad range of diseases. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of this new information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-72
Number of pages15
JournalComplementary Health Practice Review
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Vitamin D
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Calcitriol Receptors
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  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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The role of vitamin D in human health : A paradigm shift. / Lappe, Joan M.

In: Complementary Health Practice Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 58-72.

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