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Nutr J. 2010 Dec 8;9:65. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-9-65.

Vitamin D in health and disease: current perspectives.

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  • 1AllergyMatters Ltd, 5a Kingston House Estate, Portsmouth Rd., Long Ditton Surrey, England KT6 5QG, UK.

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.

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PMC3019131
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