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Vitamin D Deficiency

Julia Fedotova

ITMO University


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About the book

Vitamin D deficiency is a global worldwide problem. Even though this has been known for over a hundred years, no cause or cure has yet been discovered - but hope exists. Traditional therapies showed good results in Vitamin D deficiency progress prevention, in some patients.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of Vitamin D deficiency action in human body, as researchers seek to understand its processes; develop therapies that will slow or halt the Vitamin D deficiency and perhaps repair damage; offer relief for specific symptoms; and improve the abilities of patients with Vitamin D deficiency to function in their daily lives.

Topics in the book will focus on: 1. Research strategies that have the greatest potential to understand the molecular and genetic mechanisms of recovery and how to translate findings into specific strategies for therapy of Vitamin D deficiency-related diseases. 2. How people adapt to Vitamin D deficiency and the research needed to improve the lives of people with vitamin D deficiency. 3. Management of disease symptoms which are connected with Vitamin D deficiency in the organism (such as obesity, fertility, depression, brain disorders, aging-related impairments, thyroid glands problems, and others).

This book will be valuable to Vitamin D researchers, research funders, health care providers of Vitamin D research and treatment, as well as and interested patients and their families.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 10th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 25th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 18th 2019

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: January 17th 2020

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About the editor

Julia Fedotova

ITMO University

Julia Fedotova is a professor of Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering, ITMO University (St. Petersburg, Russia). She has a MD programmes "Nutrients and Brain" and " Physiology of Nutrition". Her scientific interests are in the field of functional food products, CNS diseases, aging, pharmacotherapy.

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