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Why is vitamin d important?

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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Omnipresent

Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc.

In brief: Omnipresent

Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Recent study of obese adolescents prior to bariatric surgery found 16% with vitamin D deficiency, about half severely deficient. Recommended to check vit D blood levels in this group of patients.
Dr. Robert Lang
People with heart disease, dementia and many types of cancer tend to have low vitamin D levels so many experts believe that by having an adequate level of vitamin D you will decrease the risk of these conditions
Dr. Prasanna Santhanam
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bone health

Vitamin d is important for bone health, improve and prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of cancers and overall general well-being.

In brief: Bone health

Vitamin d is important for bone health, improve and prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of cancers and overall general well-being.
Dr. Prasanna Santhanam
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vitamin D & Uveitis

Association of Low Vitamin D Levels with Noninfectious Anterior Uveitis The data showed that the odds of developing uveitis were 4% lower for every 1-ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels.
Though the authors conclude there is no confirmation of a causal effect between the two, it supports the growing body of literature. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/article-abstract/2594012

In brief: Vitamin D & Uveitis

Association of Low Vitamin D Levels with Noninfectious Anterior Uveitis The data showed that the odds of developing uveitis were 4% lower for every 1-ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels.
Though the authors conclude there is no confirmation of a causal effect between the two, it supports the growing body of literature. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/article-abstract/2594012
Dr. Damien Luviano
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