Vitamins & Minerals

ISSN: 2376-1318

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Veronica A. Ralls


  • Review Article
    Vitamin D in Aging and Chronic Illness
    Author(s): Veronica A. Ralls, Alaina P. Boyer and Consuelo H. WilkinsVeronica A. Ralls, Alaina P. Boyer and Consuelo H. Wilkins

    The role of vitamin D in calcium homeostasis and its impact on bone is well characterized and validated; however, the role vitamin D plays in non-bone physiology is less concrete. The Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) is expressed throughout the body and regulates many cellular processes. This discovery has led to vigorous research of vitamin D and the role it plays in many illnesses, especially those of high prevalence in the United States. Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions and thus is an intriguing target for therapeutic intervention. Studies examining the therapeutic effects of vitamin D in chronic disease and disease prevention have yielded conflicting results. Additionally, many publications on vitamin D result from studies in which vitamin D was not the primary focus. Given the increasing interest in the non-bone effects of vitamin D, we will review a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/vms.1000125

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