Vitamin D: A millenium perspective

@article{Holick2003VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D: A millenium perspective},
  author={M. Holick},
  journal={Journal of Cellular Biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={88}
}
  • M. Holick
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
  • Vitamin D is one of the oldest hormones that have been made in the earliest life forms for over 750 million years. Phytoplankton, zooplankton, and most plants and animals that are exposed to sunlight have the capacity to make vitamin D. Vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy skeleton from birth until death. The major function of vitamin D is to maintain calcium homeostasis. It accomplishes this by increasing the efficiency of the intestine to… CONTINUE READING
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