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Title: Vitamin D : its role in the musculoskeletal system and beyond
Authors: Magro, Rosalie
Borg, Andrew
Keywords: Vitamin D -- Health aspects
Vitamin D -- Metabolism
Vitamin D deficiency
Musculoskeletal system
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Magro, R., & Borg, A. (2017). Vitamin D : its role in the musculoskeletal system and beyond. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 16(5), 6-8.
Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency has a high prevalence due to inadequate exposure to sunlight and its limited presence in foods. Vitamin D deficiency has well-known consequences on the musculoskeletal system, namely osteoporosis and frequent falls in the elderly, in view of its effect on calcium absorption. The discovery of the vitamin D receptor in many cells and its ability to regulate the transcription of over 200 genes, has created interest with regards to the role of vitamin D in the modulation of cell growth, inflammation and immune functions. Guidelines recommend screening individuals at risk of vitamin D deficiency, and supplementing when necessary.
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The Synapse, Volume 16, Issue 5
The Synapse, Volume 16, Issue 5

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