Vitamin D is a vitamin obtained from sun exposure, a few foods, and many dietary supplements. in proper amounts, vitamin D plays a role in the prevention of osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults and rickets in children. Vitamin D deficiency can result from inadequate exposure to sunlight, malabsorption, and accelerated catabolism from certain medicATIons.
Vitamin D suppleMentATIon has been suggested to have a role in the treatMent and prevention of various conditions, although research is still ongoing. Are you familiar with key aspeCTs of vitamin D deficiency, as well as guidelines for proper intake and conditions related to the deficiency? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
Professor of Endocrinology; DireCTor, Training Program, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Strelitz Diabetes and Endocrine disorders institute, DepartMent of internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
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