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2022 Nov 17

J Am Board Fam Med

An Evidence-Based Review of Vitamin D for Common and High-Mortality Conditions.


Michael W, Couture A D, Swedlund M, Hampton A, Eglash A, Schrager S
J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 Nov 17.
PMID: 36396409.


Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin available from food and sun exposure. Vitamin D receptors are present in cells throughout the body and cause it to act like a hormone. Observational studies document the association of low vitamin D levels with multiple health conditions. This article reviews the evidence for vitamin D in prevention and treatment in primary care.