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Aging and Disease    2017, Vol. 8 Issue (3) : 346-353     DOI: 10.14336/AD.2016.1021
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Vitamin D and Chronic Diseases
Hanmin Wang1,2,Weiwen Chen1,2,*,Dongqing Li1,2,Xiaoe Yin1,2,Xiaode Zhang2,Nancy Olsen3,Song Guo Zheng2,3,*
1Division of Endocrinology, Quqing First Hospital at Kunming Medical University, Qujing, Yunan 655400, China
2Expert Workstation, Quqing First Hospital at Kunming Medical University, Qujing, Yunan 655400, China
3Division of Rheumatology, Milton S Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University, Hershey, PA17033, USA
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Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients to sustain the human health. As a member of the steroid hormone family, it has a classic role in regulating metabolism of calcium and a non-classic role in affecting cell proliferation and differentiation. Epidemiological studies have shown that 25OHD deficiency is closely associated with common chronic diseases such as bone metabolic disorders, tumors, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. 25OHD deficiency is also a risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders and autoimmune diseases. 25OHD deficiency is highly prevalent in the world. It is therefore necessary to know the adverse health effects of 25OHD deficiency, and to design interventions and early treatments for those who are likely to have low levels of 25OHD.

Keywords Vitamin D      chronic diseases      early prevention      deficiency     
Corresponding Authors: Weiwen Chen,Song Guo Zheng   
Issue Date: 01 June 2017
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