VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND ITS HEALTH CONSEQUENCES – A REVIEW

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2012-09-30

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  • V Jyoti
  • U Kapil

Abstract

The world is currently facing an unrecognized and untreated pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD)1. VDD is a significant public health problem in both developed and developing countries, including India2. It is highly prevalent across all age groups. Vitamin D (VD) is a prehormone that humans obtain from foods and dietary supplements and by endogenous skin synthesis from7-dehydrocholesterol with sunlight exposure3. The present article reviews the etiology of VDD, physiological functions, sources, health consequences and prevalence of VDD in different regions of India.

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Jyoti V, Kapil U. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND ITS HEALTH CONSEQUENCES – A REVIEW. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 30 [cited 2023 Jan. 29];24(3):232-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/256

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