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A Critical Evaluation of Vitamin D

Clinical Overview

Edited by Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder

Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, also called as "sunshine vitamin" is derived mostly from sun exposure and food, and for normal activation, it has to undergo two hydroxylation reactions. Vitamin D affects more than 2000 genes in the body. Serum level of 25(OH) D is an ideal indicator of vitamin D status in our body. Vitamin D deficiency leads to various diseases. On a therapeutic point of view, vitamin D helps to treat many diseases. The book "A Critical Evaluation of Vitamin D - Clinical Overview" targets the principles, mechanisms, and clinical significance of vitamin D. This book covers four sections: "Vitamin D in Cardiovascular and Renal Diseases", "Vitamin D in Age and Neurological Diseases", "Vitamin D and Cancer" and "Therapeutic Measurements of Vitamin D". Each of these sections is interwoven with the theoretical aspects and experimental techniques of basic and clinical sciences. This book will be a significant source to students, scientists, physicians, healthcare professionals and also other members of this society who are interested in exploring the role of vitamin D in human life.

[Vitamin D can be considered as vitamin of "defense" since it cures several diseases. - Sivakumar Gowder]

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A Critical Evaluation of Vitamin DClinical OverviewEdited by Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder

Published: April 26th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68714

ISBN: 978-953-51-3086-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3085-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4863-0

Copyright year: 2017

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6 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Diseases

By Claudia Lama von Buchwald and Seth I. Sokol


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2. Vitamin D and Renal Disease

By Jean J. Filipov, Borelli K. Zlatkov and Emil P. Dimitrov


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3. Pleiotropic Effects of Vitamin D in Kidney Disease

By Chia-Chao Wu and Kuo-Cheng Lu


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4. Vitamin Deficiency Among the Elderly Institutionalized Patients

By Hanadi Khamis Alhamad, Navas Nadukkandiyil and Essa Mubarak Al Sulaiti


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5. Vitamin D Affects Neuronal Peptides in Neurodegenerative Disease: Differences of V-D2 and V-D3 for Affinity to Amyloid-β and Scrapie Prion Protein In Vitro

By Yoichi Matsunaga, Midori Suenaga, Hironobu Takahashi and Akiko Furuta


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6. Vitamin D and Colorectal Carcinogenesis

By Argjira Juniku-Shkololli


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7. Vitamin D, Its Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Breast Cancer

By Mehir un Nisa Iqbal and Taseer Ahmed Khan


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8. Vitamin D3 and Neurofibromatosis Type 1

By Juichiro Nakayama


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9. Pathogenic and Therapeutic Role of Vitamin D in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Patients

By Svetlana Jelic, Dejan Nikolic, Dragomir Marisavljević and Ljudmila Stojanovich


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10. Therapeutic and Prophylactic Potential of Vitamin D for Multiple Sclerosis

By Sofia F.G. Zorzella-Pezavento, Larissa L.W. Ishikawa, Thais F.C. Fraga-Silva, Luiza A.N. Mimura and Alexandrina Sartori


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11. Nanoparticles for Delivery of Vitamin D: Challenges and Opportunities

By Maria J. Ramalho, Manuel A.N. Coelho and Maria C. Pereira


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