Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body. Vitamin D deficiency is very common. One of the risk factors of Vitamin D deficiency is getting sick or infected.

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The team hypothesises that the effect may be due to higher levels of Vitamin D, which is made by the body when it is exposed to sunlight. Read the article
VitD deficiency was associated with more active and severe disease at baseline and may predict disability and radiographic progression over 1 year in early RA patients. Read the article
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a major complication of diabetes mellitus, as it can physically and emotionally impact the person. Its management can be challenging and expensive depending on severity of the wound and presence of infection. Read the article
Obese individuals are prone to vitamin D deficiency because of sequestration of vitamin D in their body fat. Read the article
Recent evidence has indicated that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the immune response against viral infections and suggested that vitamin D deficiency increases susceptibility to viral infections as well as the risk of recurrent infections. For instance, low serum vitamin D levels were linked to increased occurrence of high burdens viral diseases such as hepatitis, influenza, Covid-19, and AIDS. Read the article
Hypertension and vitamin D deficiency are prevalent among the elderly. This study evaluated the effects of vitamin D supplementation on changes in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and blood pressure (BP) in the elderly (age > 60 years). Read the article
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in neuroprotection and in the cognitive decline associated with aging, where vitamin D’s levels are related to the levels of several neurotrophic factors. The neuroprotective effect of vitD has recently been observed in the cognitive decline of aging rats, and it has been extensively studied in an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. The hormone prevents the onset and reversibly blocks the progression of clinical signs, but such a protective effect is absent in Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) knockout mice. Read the article
Vitamin D plays a role not only in the proper functioning of the skeletal system and the calcium-phosphate equilibrium, but also in the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the growth and division of cells. Read the article
There has been inconsistent relationships between serum vitamin D levels and lung function in previous studies. However, previous studies included patients with medical diseases, affecting both vitamin D levels and lung function. Read the article
Epidemiological studies have identified vitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency to be highly prevalent among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and low serum levels correlate with a higher disease activity and a more complicated disease course. The link to IBD pathogenesis has been subject of investigations, primarily due to the distinct immunological functions of vitamin D signaling, including anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic actions. Read the article
“But diet and exercise seem to be part of the puzzle, Nicklas said. It is particularly important to get enough protein and vitamin D as we age.” Read the article
“During the winter, vitamin D levels drop because the sun’s light is less strong (assuming a northern latitude, in southern latitudes the opposite is true). Vitamin D is required by the immune system for the creation of antiviral proteins that protects the body from viruses including the common cold. Therefore without adequate sunlight the immune system is reduced in its efficiency” Read the article
“They contain vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your enamel absorb calcium, thereby keeping your teeth strong and making them less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.” Read the article
“Our case has a unknown primary hyperparathyroidism which was complicated with severe hypercalcemia as a result of over-supplementation with very high doses of vitamin D in a patient with unknown primary hyperparathyroidism.” Read the article
“Because the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency appears to be high in different hematological malignancies, further studies evaluating the impact of maintaining adequate vitamin D levels on treatment and survival as well as prevention of secondary neoplasms is needed,” researchers wrote. Read the article
“A 2020 meta-analysis in Nutrientsfound a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and severe ED. Another study of young men with low vitamin D status found that those with a vitamin D deficiency had worse erectile function. This suggests a link between vitamin D deficiency and ED.” Read the article
“Markers of vitamin D metabolism vary significantly by race/ethnicity, may serve to maintain bone and mineral homeostasis across ranges of 25-hydroxyvitamin D production and be attributable, at least partly, to genetic ancestry.” Read the article
"in participants with deseasonalized 25(OH)D <50 nmol/L (n=1272), the risk was significantly lower in the vitamin D group than placebo (HR=0.08, p=0.02). Further RCTs are required…" Read the article
"A 2014 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that postmenopausal women with overweight who took vitamin D supplements and achieved healthy or “replete” levels of this nutrient lost more weight than women who didn’t reach these levels. But more research is needed to test these results and learn how vitamin D supplements might affect other people with overweight." Read the article
“According to Dr. Sandeep Doshi, Consultant Internal Medicine, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, self administering of Vitamin D is not entirely safe. He recommends that one must check Vitamin D levels before taking Vitamin D supplements and a test should be repeated after finishing the course as well.” Read the article
"Vitamin D inhibits tumor growth, migration and proliferation, and promotes apoptosis by downregulating HRC. Therefore, the HRC gene could serve as a novel potential therapeutic target of vitamin D to inhibit tumor growth." Read the article
“There are good reasons that vitamin D sufficiency be maintained during all stages of life, from fetal development to old age. Adequate calcium intake is also recommended.” Read the article
“A large body of research suggests that vitamin D deficiency may play a causative role in the development of multiple sclerosis.” Read the article
""People who take vitamin d and calcium twice a day are less likely to suffer from vertigo, study shows." Read the article
“20 percent of the middle-aged UK South Asian population may have a very severe vitamin D deficiency.” Read the article
“In conclusion, our results indicated that vitamin D supplementation in vitamin D deficient subjects had a favourable effect on diastolic blood pressure levels and parathyroid hormone concentrations in comparison with control group.” Read the article
"Vitamin D deficiency linked to heart trouble" Read the article
"The association between autoimmune bullous dermatoses (AIBD) and serum vitamin D levels has been revealed by some studies, however, inconsistent." Read the article
"Supplements that contain higher than federally recommended levels of vitamins C and D may be a safe, effective, and low-cost way of helping your immune system" Read the article
“ In this regard, Vitamin D3 proves to offer various beneficial effects, including immunomodulatory effect, in order to break the glycoproteins envelope of the virus.” Read the article
“There has long been evidence that a sufficiency of vitamin D protects against viruses, especially respiratory ones, including the common cold. Vitamin D increases the production of antiviral proteins and decreases cytokines, the immune molecules that can cause a “storm” of dangerous inflammation.” Read the article
“Our bodies make vitamin D when skin is exposed to UV light from the sun, hence its being known as the “sunshine vitamin”. It is essential for bone health, and has also been linked with many other benefits, such as a lower risk of heart disease and improved immune function.” Read the article
“Vitamin D plays a significant part in keeping our teeth, bones and muscles healthy. The NHS says the vitamin does this by helping to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. People tend to absorb vitamin D from sunlight but can fall short of the daily criteria during the long winter months.” Read the article

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“Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body. Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D functions like a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it. Your body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight.” Read the article
“Staying indoors for much of lockdown means some people have been deprived of vitamin D. Normally, many of us get it by spending time outside. Our skin makes it when exposed to the sun. But what can we do about it, and why do we need vitamin D?” Read the article
“Vitamin D is necessary for building and maintaining healthy bones. That’s because calcium, the primary component of bone, can only be absorbed by your body when vitamin D is present. Your body makes vitamin D when direct sunlight converts a chemical in your skin into an active form of the vitamin (calciferol).” Read the article

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“Getting enough, but not too much, vitamin D is needed to keep your body functioning well. Vitamin D helps with strong bones and may help prevent some cancers. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue and depression. To get enough D, look to certain foods, supplements, and carefully planned sunlight.” Read the article
“We don’t need vitamin D from food or sunlight every day. But if you don’t get enough over a longer period of time, you won’t have enough vitamin D for good health – known as vitamin D deficiency. This is very common in the UK – around one in five adults and one in six children don’t have enough vitamin D.” Read the article

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