Vitamin D: Daily Requirements, Dietary Sources and Symptoms of Deficiency


Cobus Meer (Editor)
Hendrik Smits (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: HEA023000

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the daily requirements, dietary sources and symptoms of deficiency of Vitamin D. Topics discussed in this compilation include the history and modern controversies of vitamin D fortification and supplementation; vitamin D in the immune system and role of its deficiency in rheumatic diseases; genetic and epigenetic changes of vitamin D related genes in cancer; advances and pitfalls in the measurement of vitamin D; vitamin D’s implications for muscle function and physical performance; evidence for positive effects of vitamin D supplementation on disease conditions beyond bone health in adults; hypovitaminosis D and osteopenia/osteoporosis in a haemophilia population; vitamin D and aging in the elderly; and hypovitaminosis D and cardiovascular disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The History and Modern Controversies of Vitamin D Fortification and Supplementation
(Sara S. Oberhelman, Tom D. Thacher, Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA)

Vitamin D in the Immune System and Role of its Deficiency in Rheumatic Diseases
(N. Maruotti, F.P. Cantatore, Department of Rheumatology, University of Foggia Medical School, Foggia, Italy)

Genetic and Epigenetic Changes of Vitamin D-Related Genes in Cancer
(Katarina Zeljic, Gordana Supic, Zvonko Magic, Institute for Medical Research, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

The Importance of Some Analytical Aspects and Confounding Factors
in Relation to Clinical Interpretation of Results
(Cristina Vassalle, Faustino R. Pérez-López, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy, and others)

Vitamin D Beyond Skeletal Health: Implications for Muscle Function and Physical Performance
(Andres E. Carrillo, Edward J. Ryan, Department of Exercise Science, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Vitamin D: Do We Know Everything?
(Hanna Danielewicz, 1st Department of Pediatrics, Allergy and Cardiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland)

Evidence for Positive Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Disease Conditions Beyond Bone Health in Adults: A Review of the Recent Literature
(Susan Whiting, Charity Evans, Leng Huat Foo, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, and others)

Hypovitaminosis D and Osteopenia/Osteoporosis in a Haemophilia Population: A Study in HCV and HCV/HIV Infected Patients
(Daniela Melchiorre, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Massimo Morfini, Silvia Linari, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence, Agency for Haemophilia, University Hospital Florence, Florence, Italy)

Vitamin D and Ageing in Adults and the Elderly: Literature Review and Future Research Implications
(Ivy Shiue, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK and others)

Hypovitaminosis D and Cardiovascular Disease
(M. Saad Khan Sikanderkhel, Seth I. Sokol, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Jacobi Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA)


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