Special Issue "Vitamin D"

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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marc Lemay
Nutrilite Health Institute, 5600 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90621, USA
E-Mail: marc.lemay@nutrilite.com
Interests: nutrients related to healthy longevity e.g. resveratrol; choline; carnitine; vitamin D; phytonutrients; treatment of subclinical vitamin and mineral deficiencies; ginkgo; essential fatty acids; botanical anti-inflammatory agents; nutrigenomics; metabolomics; microbiomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Most of us are probably or definitely vitamin D deficient. A small amount of vitamin D, easy to obtain from a normal diet, prevents the short-latency deficiency disease rickets. But even the healthiest diet won't provide the far higher amounts that are now believed to play a part in maintaining health at every life stage. Multiple and congruent findings, mostly involving population studies, on the role of vitamin D deficiency in diabetes, mortality and morbidity in the intensive care unit, pulmonary disease, mood disorders and cognitive impairment, vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer, substantiate the recommendation that higher vitamin D plasma levels than previously believed are needed for health maintenance. The Institute of Medicine recently tripled its vitamin D RDA, but this was too conservative according to other experts who call for a tenfold or greater increase. For some, the crux of this moment in nutrition research is that the clinical trial has shown its limitations in research with single nutrients that work in combinations with other nutrients in the body. For others, controlled clinical trials are the fundamental need at this juncture because only they can provide the kind of evidence that will guide clinicians, who deal with individuals, and public policy makers, who deal with groups. How much evidence is enough, for whom? How much vitamin D is enough, for whom? The purpose of this special issue is to provide an update on this protean health-promoting steroid hormone, the heretofore lowly vitamin D.

Dr. Marc Lemay
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • vitamin D
  • cholecalciferol
  • calcitriol
  • cancer
  • healty aging
  • supplements
  • nutraceuticals
  • public policy
  • RDA
  • deficiency

Published Papers (10 papers)

Nutrients 2012, 4(5), 399-412; doi:10.3390/nu4050399
Received: 20 April 2012; in revised form: 2 May 2012 / Accepted: 16 May 2012 / Published: 24 May 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(4), 319-330; doi:10.3390/nu4040319
Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 April 2012 / Published: 20 April 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(4), 259-272; doi:10.3390/nu4040259
Received: 8 March 2012; in revised form: 12 March 2012 / Accepted: 22 March 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 208-230; doi:10.3390/nu4030208
Received: 27 February 2012; in revised form: 2 March 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 21 March 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 197-207; doi:10.3390/nu4030197
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 29 February 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 16 March 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 181-196; doi:10.3390/nu4030181
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 29 February 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 15 March 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(2), 68-77; doi:10.3390/nu4020068
Received: 24 November 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 6 February 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(1), 52-67; doi:10.3390/nu4010052
Received: 2 December 2011; in revised form: 29 December 2011 / Accepted: 9 January 2012 / Published: 20 January 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(1), 42-51; doi:10.3390/nu4010042
Received: 3 November 2011; in revised form: 4 January 2012 / Accepted: 11 January 2012 / Published: 17 January 2012
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Nutrients 2011, 3(12), 1023-1041; doi:10.3390/nu3121023
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 6 December 2011 / Published: 16 December 2011
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