• adults
  • In the UK, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in all adults is around 14.5%, and may be more than 30% in those over 65 years old and as high as 94% in otherwise healthy south Asian adults. (semanticscholar.org)
  • 28 29 In adults, new evidence 30 supports the role of vitamin D in maintaining innate immunity and in the prevention of certain disease states including autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, 31 32 systemic lupus erythematosis, 33 rheumatoid arthritis, 34 some forms of cancer (breast, ovarian, colon) 35 and type 2 diabetes. (bmj.com)
  • bone
  • The investigators say several mechanisms could account for the link between vitamin D and anemia, including vitamin D's effects on red blood cell production in the bone marrow, as well as its ability to regulate immune inflammation, a known catalyst of anemia. (innovations-report.com)
  • Long known for its role in bone development, vitamin D has recently been implicated in a wide range of disorders. (innovations-report.com)
  • Subsequently, vitamin D is transferred via blood to the liver to become 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), an important prehormone whose active metabolite 1,25(OH) 2 D is involved in many metabolic processes beyond bone integrity and calcium homeostasis. (bmj.com)
  • At a Vitamin D Roundtable held in conjunction with the meeting, nutrition and bone health experts discussed the importance of encouraging further studies on vitamin D status and risk factors in countries where data are scarce. (medindia.net)
  • liver
  • Calcifediol (also known as calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OH)D) is a prehormone produced in the liver by the enzyme cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). (innovations-report.com)
  • health
  • By facilitating global comparisons, the maps should provide an incentive for health authorities to implement strategies to improve vitamin D status in the population," he concluded. (medindia.net)
  • forms
  • Besides, the apical membrane sodium-bile acid transporter ASBT (Apical Sodium-dependent Bile acid Transporter) was not involved, at least in vitro, in the uptake of any of the three vitamin D forms. (semanticscholar.org)
  • This chemical moiety forms from epidermal 7-dehydrocholesterol when UV-B at 290-310 nm hits the skin creating pre-vitamin D 3 which is then transformed to vitamin D 3 . (bmj.com)
  • Food
  • Vitamin D is primarily made in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, with limited amounts obtained from food sources. (medindia.net)
  • Essential fatty acids - omega 3 and omega 6 are sometimes referred to as Vitamin F. The body is not capable of manufacturing essential fatty acids and so they have to be derived only from food. (medindia.net)
  • Eating the right food too, may not help to reduce weight if the body is deprived of sufficient vitamin D intake. (ilotok-kirov.ru)
  • skin
  • In certain regions, vitamin D deficiency can also be attributed to skin pigmentation and traditional clothing, as well as air pollution and limited outdoor activity in urban populations. (medindia.net)
  • known
  • Vitamin B-12 is also known as cobalamine or cyanocobalamine, owing to the presence of the metal, cobalt. (medindia.net)