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Vitamin D and Sarcopenia: Potential of Vitamin D Supplementation in Sarcopenia Prevention and Treatment

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
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Nutrients 2020, 12(10), 3189; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12103189
Received: 20 September 2020 / Revised: 14 October 2020 / Accepted: 14 October 2020 / Published: 19 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Calcium, Vitamin D and Aging)
Skeletal muscle, the largest organ in the human body, accounting for approximately 40% of body weight, plays important roles in exercise and energy expenditure. In the elderly, there is often a progressive decline in skeletal muscle mass and function, a condition known as sarcopenia, which can lead to bedridden conditions, wheelchair confinement as well as reducing the quality of life (QOL). In developed countries with aging populations, the prevention and management of sarcopenia are important for the improvement of health and life expectancy in these populations. Recently, vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, has been attracting attention due to its importance in sarcopenia. This review will focus on the effects of vitamin D deficiency and supplementation on sarcopenia. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin D; sarcopenia; atrophy; skeletal muscle; gene regulation; nuclear receptor vitamin D; sarcopenia; atrophy; skeletal muscle; gene regulation; nuclear receptor
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Uchitomi, R.; Oyabu, M.; Kamei, Y. Vitamin D and Sarcopenia: Potential of Vitamin D Supplementation in Sarcopenia Prevention and Treatment. Nutrients 2020, 12, 3189. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12103189

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Uchitomi R, Oyabu M, Kamei Y. Vitamin D and Sarcopenia: Potential of Vitamin D Supplementation in Sarcopenia Prevention and Treatment. Nutrients. 2020; 12(10):3189. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12103189

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