Calcium and vitamin D.

  title={Calcium and vitamin D.},
  author={Kevin D Cashman},
  journal={Novartis Foundation symposium},
  pages={123-38; discussion 138-42, 212-8}
Calcium is required for normal growth and development as well as maintenance of the skeleton. Vitamin D is also essential for intestinal calcium absorption and plays a central role in maintaining calcium homeostasis and skeletal integrity. In addition, both micronutrients have important roles in non-skeletal-related physiological processes. Of concern, significant proportions of some population groups fail to achieve the recommended calcium intakes in a number of western countries. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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