Vitamin d and its role in cancer and immunity: a prescription for sunlight.

@article{Mullin2007VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin d and its role in cancer and immunity: a prescription for sunlight.},
  author={Gerard E Mullin and Adrian S. Dobs},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          305-22
        }
}
  • G. Mullin, A. Dobs
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Vitamin D has been recognized for more than a century as essential for the normal development and mineralization of a healthy skeleton. More extensive roles for vitamin D were suggested by the discovery of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in tissues that are not involved in calcium and phosphate metabolism. VDR has been discovered in most tissues and cells in the body and is able to elicit a wide variety of biologic responses. These observations have been the impetus for a reevaluation of the… 

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