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What does lack of vitamin d have to do with kidneys?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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In brief: Conversion to active Vitamin D

Vitamin d whether obtained from diet or from sun exposure must be metabolized first by the liver and secondly by the kidneys from a relatively inactive prohormone to the active form of vitamin d that is primarily responsible for its metabolic effects.
In particular, the kidneys take 25 hydroxy vitamin d to 125 hydroxy vitamin d.

In brief: Conversion to active Vitamin D

Vitamin d whether obtained from diet or from sun exposure must be metabolized first by the liver and secondly by the kidneys from a relatively inactive prohormone to the active form of vitamin d that is primarily responsible for its metabolic effects.
In particular, the kidneys take 25 hydroxy vitamin d to 125 hydroxy vitamin d.
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