A view on vitamin D: A pleiotropic factor?

Andrea Giustina, Marise Lazaretti-Castro, Adrian R. Martineau, Rebecca S. Mason, Clifford J. Rosen, Inez Schoenmakers

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Vitamin D is precursor of the steroid hormone calcitriol and has important functions throughout the body, including increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a range of disorders, including several bone diseases. However, large trials of vitamin D supplementation have produced mixed results. Here, experts from around the world discuss several key questions in the vitamin D research and clinical fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202–208
Number of pages7
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Issue number4
Early online date22 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

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