Vitamin D (Calciferol)

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

The article emphasizes the health benefits of sunshine as the primary source of vitamin D. Sun exposure causes the human body to produce substances in the brain and in the skin including vitamin ...


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Vitamin D requirement and setting recommendation levels – current Nordic view

At the latitude of the Nordic countries, where there is almost no dermal formation of vitamin D during winter, dietary intake is required to avoid deficiency. Dietary intake is of the order of 4–...

Prospective Studies of Dietary Vitamin D and Breast Cancer: More Questions Raised than Answered

Prospective studies suggest that dietary vitamin D may at least modestly reduce the risk of breast cancer. This review addresses issues raised by recent studies, including differences in findings...

Questions and Answers on Vitamin D

The article presents questions and answers related to vitamin D including the use of sunlight in treating pericarditis, the effectiveness of vitamin D in stopping missed systole and the best way ...

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New Research in Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Expanding Our Approach Beyond Lipids and Blood Pressure

The article discusses research on Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease. The Framingham Offspring Cohort indicates that a moderate to high vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for Cardiovascular ...

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