The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes

  title={The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes},
  author={Michael E. Angeline and A. Gee and M. Shindle and R. Warren and S. Rodeo},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={461 - 464}
  • Michael E. Angeline, A. Gee, +2 authors S. Rodeo
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Vitamin D acts to maintain calcium and phosphate homeostasis within the body. It is now estimated that 1 billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient. This problem is particularly important to athletes of all ages, as vitamin D plays a significant role in bone health, immune function, and physical performance. In the deficient state, the athlete may be at an increased risk for potential problems such as stress fractures, respiratory infections, and muscle injuries. The purpose of this… CONTINUE READING
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