Beneficial Effects of UV-Radiation: Vitamin D and beyond
AbstractAside from its well-known effects on bone and mineral metabolism, vitamin D may also play an important role in extra-skeletal processes like immunologic diseases, cancer, or cardiovascular diseases. Even though meta-analyses showed that vitamin D supplementation reduces fractures, falls, and overall mortality, its potential benefits did not find universal acclaim. Several health care authorities published Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for vitamin D, most of them ranging from 600 to 800 international units (IU) per day, corresponding to a serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L). However, studies conducted in the general population revealed a much lower overall intake of vitamin D than the proposed RDAs. Thus, strategies to increase the vitamin D intake in the general population, e.g., food fortification or vitamin D supplementation, are needed to match the existing evidence and recommendations. Therefore, several currently ongoing projects aim to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation in the general population and try to establish food-based solutions to improve vitamin D status. View Full-Text
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Trummer, C.; Pandis, M.; Verheyen, N.; Grübler, M.R.; Gaksch, M.; Obermayer-Pietsch, B.; Tomaschitz, A.; Pieber, T.R.; Pilz, S.; Schwetz, V. Beneficial Effects of UV-Radiation: Vitamin D and beyond. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1028.
Trummer C, Pandis M, Verheyen N, Grübler MR, Gaksch M, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Tomaschitz A, Pieber TR, Pilz S, Schwetz V. Beneficial Effects of UV-Radiation: Vitamin D and beyond. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(10):1028.Chicago/Turabian Style
Trummer, Christian; Pandis, Marlene; Verheyen, Nicolas; Grübler, Martin R.; Gaksch, Martin; Obermayer-Pietsch, Barbara; Tomaschitz, Andreas; Pieber, Thomas R.; Pilz, Stefan; Schwetz, Verena. 2016. "Beneficial Effects of UV-Radiation: Vitamin D and beyond." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 10: 1028.
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