Vitamin D (Calciferol)

Vitamin D and tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is highly prevalent worldwide, accounting for nearly two million deaths annually. Vitamin D influences the immune response to tuberculosis, and vitamin D deficiency has been associat...

Vitamin D deficiency: a global perspective

The prevalence of clinical vitamin D deficiency (rickets and osteomalacia) is high in many parts of the world, and there is a resurgence of rickets among children of ethnic minority groups in Eur...

Evolution of our understanding of vitamin D

The development of our understanding of the function of vitamin D from its discovery in the second and third decades of the 20th century to its hormonal activation of its nuclear recep...

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Use of Vitamin D in Clinical Practice

The recent discovery -- from a meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials -- that supplemental cholecalciferol (vitamin D) significantly reduces all-cause mortality emphasizes the medical, ...

Vitamin D Requirements during Infancy

The article provides information on the role of vitamin D on the cardiovascular health, glucose metabolism and immune function of both mothers and infants. It mentions that pregnant women needs t...

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