Health effects of vitamin D
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 23–30, January/February 2010
How to Cite
Bischoff-Ferrari, H. (2010), Health effects of vitamin D. Dermatologic Therapy, 23: 23–30. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2009.01288.x
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 21 JAN 2010
- cardiovascular health;
- colorectal cancer;
- vitamin D
Increasing data suggest that many or most adults in the United States and Europe would benefit from vitamin D supplements. This review summarizes the benefits of vitamin D with the strongest evidence today from randomized controlled trials for fall and fracture prevention.
Beyond fall and fracture prevention, vitamin D may also reduce overall morbidity by multiple mechanisms. Prospective epidemiological studies supported by strong mechanistic evidence suggest a reduction of cardiovascular disease (incident hypertension and cardiovascular mortality) and colorectal cancer, extending to weaker evidence on immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory benefits of vitamin D.