Non-musculoskeletal benefits of vitamin D.

  title={Non-musculoskeletal benefits of vitamin D.},
  author={Sunil J. Wimalawansa},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
The aim of this study is to determine and critically evaluate the plausible relationships of vitamin D with extra-skeletal tissues in humans. Severe vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults; these beneficial effects in the musculoskeletal system and certain physiological functions are well understood. Nevertheless, mounting reports support additional beneficial effects of vitamin D, outside the musculoskeletal system. This review explores the recent… CONTINUE READING