Vitamin D Status and the Metabolic Syndrome

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VITAMIN D
METABOLISM
MINERAL metabolism
METABOLIC syndrome
DISEASES -- Risk factors
STEROID hormones
HUMAN anatomy
BONES -- Growth
HUMAN growth hormone

Abstract:The identification of vitamin D receptor expression in different tissues suggests a widespread role for vitamin D action beyond its classical function in bone and mineral metabolism. Recently, the importance of vitamin D status as a risk factor in the development of metabolic syndrome has been the focus of several studies.

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