Minireview: Vitamin D: Is there a role in extraskeletal health?

Sylvia Christakos, Hector F. DeLuca

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Abstract

In recent years, vitamin D has received increased attention due to the resurgence of vitamin D deficiency and rickets in developed countries together with the identification of extraskeletal vitamin D receptor-mediated actions, suggesting unexpected benefits of vitamin D in health and diseases. Although there is increased awareness of the importance of vitamin D, the role of vitamin D in extraskeletal health has been a matter of debate. In this review, we will summarize what is known and indicate the questions that remain and need to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2930-2936
Number of pages7
JournalEndocrinology
Volume152
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology

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