Novel roles of vitamin D in disease: what is new in 2011?

@article{Makariou2011NovelRO,
  title={Novel roles of vitamin D in disease: what is new in 2011?},
  author={Stefania E. Makariou and Evangelos Liberopoulos and Moses C Elisaf and Anna Challa},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          355-62
        }
}
Vitamin D is a steroid molecule, mainly produced in the skin that regulates the expression of a large number of genes. Until recently its main known role was to control bone metabolism and calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. During the last 2 decades it has been realized that vitamin D deficiency, which is really common worldwide, could be a new risk factor for many chronic diseases, such as the metabolic syndrome and its components, the whole spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, several auto… CONTINUE READING
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