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Journal of Parathyroid Disease 2015;3(1):10-11
Natural sources of vitamin D

Epidemiology and Prevention

Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei *

1 Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Shahrekord, Iran


*Corresponding author: Prof. Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei.
Email: rafieian@skums.ac.ir


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Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education

There is a growing attention about vitamin D as a need for health. Vitamin D has the main function in maintaining and regulating calcium levels in the body. Therefore it is important for the development of a healthy body especially it is important for a healthy skeleton. Other than increase in the risk of osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to an increased risk of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

Please cite this paper as: Rafieian-Kopaei M. Natural sources of vitamin D. J Parathyr Dis 2015; 3(1): 10-11.


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