Special Issue "Calcium and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2018).
Prof. Richard Prince
Prof. Dr. Igor Sergeev
Health and Nutritional Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
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Interests: vitamin D; calcium; bioactive food components; nutrient regulation of apoptosis; vitamin D, calcium, and bioactives in the prevention of obesity and cancer; vitamin D and cell calcium
This Special Issue is on calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body. While much of the focus on calcium and an associated factor, vitamin D, has been around skeletal development in early life and maintenance of bone health during ageing, in recent years the effects of calcium and vitamin D on non-skeletal systems such as muscle and vascular anatomy and function have also emerged. In addition to these non-skeletal roles, a further important question has been the optimal calcium intake in relation to vitamin D status for these systems. Indeed in the case of vascular tissue the question of excess calcium has been raised. Given these developments this special issue will provide a timely, broadly based, overview for the role of calcium and vitamin D on these aspects of human health to update researchers, nutritionists and clinicians on a rapidly expanding area. We therefore invite researchers in the field to submit review and original research articles to this special issue on the following subjects:Dr. Joshua Lewis
Prof. Richard Prince
Prof. Igor Sergeev
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- Mineral-bone disorders
- Food sources of calcium
- Supplemental calcium and vitamin D
- Recommended daily intake
- Vascular calcification
- Attitudes toward calcium rich foods
- Attitudes towards calcium supplements