Calcium and vitamin D in human health: Hype or real?

@article{Wimalawansa2018CalciumAV,
  title={Calcium and vitamin D in human health: Hype or real?},
  author={Sunil J. Wimalawansa and Mohammed S Razzaque and Nasser M. Al-Daghri},
  journal={The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={180},
  pages={4-14}
}
The incidence and prevalence of vitamin D deficiency are increasing worldwide. It is estimated that over 50% of the world's population have low vitamin D (i.e., hypovitaminosis D; serum levels below 30 ng/mL). In vitamin D inadequacy, human physiological systems work inefficiently. In humans, 80% of the vitamin D is synthesized in the presence of ultraviolet rays from sunlight; for the rest, we rely on diet and nowadays, supplements. The latter becomes important when one is exposed to less than… Expand
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