Special Issue "Vitamin D in Health and the Prevention and Treatment of Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2019).
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
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Calcium and Human Health
Nutrients is planning a Special Issue on the role of vitamin D in health and disease. Vitamin D is essential for regulating a number of cellular and organismal functions. Mechanistic molecular, biochemical, cellular, and animal studies, epidemiological analyses, and clinical trials have linked vitamin D to various diseases and presented a possibility that vitamin D is required for maintaining good health throughout life. The definition of vitamin D status as deficient, sufficient, and optimal is actively debated. Physicians, dieticians, and other health professionals receive contradictory messages regarding optimal vitamin D status, vitamin D deficiency and toxicity, and the necessity of evaluating blood levels of vitamin D and promoting vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D dietary requirements, food fortification, and regulatory issues are reevaluated by government agencies, which are under pressure to increase the recommended dietary vitamin D intake. Vitamin D analogues for treatment of various diseases have been clinically approved or are under development. These considerations warrant a Special Issue on vitamin D to include emerging basic and applied research and make an attempt to resolve controversial issues. Manuscripts presenting basic, applied, and clinical research, observational, and meta-analysis studies, and analytical reviews in the vitamin D area are encouraged for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Igor Sergeev
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- Vitamin D status
- Vitamin D and health
- Vitamin D and disease
- Vitamin D functions
- Vitamin D requirements
- Vitamin D mechanism of action
- Vitamin D analogues