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Understanding the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of vitamin D

Understanding the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of vitamin D Vitamin D was identified nearly a century ago as an important regulator in the absorption and transport of essential minerals (particularly calcium, phosphorus and magnesium), and as such is a key determinant of normal bone development. Vitamin D is now seen as a potentially key hormonal regulator in the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, renal, nervous, adipose and immune systems. An adequate supply of vitamin D at all stages of life is essential for the maintenance of good health. It has, however, been estimated that upwards of 1 billion people, in both the developed and developing world, can be categorised as being vitamin D deficient. This article discusses some key aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of vitamin D. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Understanding the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of vitamin D

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2014.3.6.276
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Abstract

Vitamin D was identified nearly a century ago as an important regulator in the absorption and transport of essential minerals (particularly calcium, phosphorus and magnesium), and as such is a key determinant of normal bone development. Vitamin D is now seen as a potentially key hormonal regulator in the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, renal, nervous, adipose and immune systems. An adequate supply of vitamin D at all stages of life is essential for the maintenance of good health. It has, however, been estimated that upwards of 1 billion people, in both the developed and developing world, can be categorised as being vitamin D deficient. This article discusses some key aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of vitamin D.

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Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jul 2, 2014

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