Vitamin D: the underappreciated D-lightful hormone that is important for skeletal and cellular health

@article{Holick2002VitaminDT,
  title={Vitamin D: the underappreciated D-lightful hormone that is important for skeletal and cellular health},
  author={Michael F Holick},
  journal={Current Opinion in Endocrinology \& Diabetes},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={87-98}
}
  • M. Holick
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Biology
  • Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes
Vitamin D deficiency is more common than realized. It is making a resurgence in neonates and is common in black patients and older adults. Vitamin D deficiency not only causes generalized muscle weakness, muscle aches, and bone aches and pains but also can precipitate and exacerbate osteoporosis and cause osteomalacia. Although the kidney plays a critical role in producing 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, which is important for regulating calcium, phosphorus, and bone metabolism, it is now recognized… 
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