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    Vitamin D Research Paper

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    Effect of Vitamin D in Bone Health Introduction One of important micronutrients for the maintenance of bone health is the vitamin D. Without enough vitamin D, bones can become weak and break, therefore the fracture risk increases. “In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that, vitamin D deficiency is not a problem for the majority of Americans. The most recent NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data on vitamin D status in the U.S. population published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicates that, based on IOM definitions of adequacy, two-thirds of the U.S. population had sufficient vitamin D, about one-quarter was at risk of vitamin D inadequacy and another 8% was at risk of vitamin D deficiency”(3,4).…

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    Vitamin D In Canada

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    and are not having a balanced diet. Vitamin D is important for the body because as Web MD states, " Your body must have Vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth". If there is too little vitamin D, this can result in soft bones among children and misshapen bones and osteoporosis among adults. There has been a vitamin D deficiency among Canadians and it is not a healthy way to live as it can lead to both short term and long term health issues. Statistics Canada conducted a survey…

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    balance of vitamin levels is essential to our overall health. There are beneficial due to their ability to aid in preventing and treating diseases such as, heart problems, high cholesterol, and eye and skin disorders. There 13 vitamins produced by humans are separated into either water soluble, or fat soluble. Water soluble vitamins such as B and C are easy to be absorbed in the body. Since they are so easily absorbed and the body is unable to store large amounts, these vitamins are removed from…

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    Vitamin D Benefits

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    Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to ultraviolet light exposure however dancers spend long periods of time indoors so have limited exposure to sunlight, as a result they are often vitamin D deficient which can lead to injuries and underperforming. The importance of vitamin D should not be overlooked as ‘Vitamin D receptor sites have been identified in virtually every tissue within the body’. Vitamin D is important in aiding the absorption of calcium which improves bone strength,…

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    Vitamin D Synthesis

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    Introduction Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids which is responsible for improving the intestinal absorption of inorganic ions such as calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium, phosphate. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) are most vital compounds in the human being. Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, but a steroid hormone formed in the body when the skin is exposed to sunbeams, mainly ultraviolet B light (UVB) rays22. The compound vitamin D has been found in…

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    Vitamin D exists in two forms. These forms are Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D3 production occurs in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet sunlight. Such exposure to ultraviolet light initiates conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to Provitamin D3, a precursor of Vitamin D3, and consequently to Vitamin D3. Moreover, it can be obtained from animal sources including fish’s liver oil and flesh of fatty fish. On the other hand, Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is…

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    Vitamin D Essay

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    3. This is synthesized into pre-vitamin D3, which is immediately converted into vitamin D3. 30 minutes of midday sun in a bathing suit, and you’ve absorbed up to 20,000 IU of vitamin D. Whether you spend half an hour in the midday sun or take 2 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 in tablets, it’s then transported to the liver where it’s turned into D25 for storage. These stores are vital, as the body requires vitamin D for so many of its biological functions. Vitamin D is unique in that it circulates…

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    Vitamin D Health Benefits

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    Doctors recommend 5,000 IU of Vitamin D to achieve optimal health. At 5,000 IU, about 95% of the population will have all the health benefits of vitamin D. Vitamin D has two forms: Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. We offer Vitamin D3, a natural, more effective form of vitamin D, also known as cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 is more likely to be absorbed and more effective because it is chemically different from the form of vitamin D that is produced in our body and is more effectively transformed into…

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    The relationship between vitamin D levels in children with asthma compared with normal children Introduction Asthma is a common chronic inflammation that needs a lot of health care and it has a lot of high risks (1). Asthma is one of 10 most common situation that restricted activities (2). It seems that vitamin D supplements are associated with a reduction in mortality (3). Studies show that low levels of vitamin D can lead to deformation of the airways, release cytokines and increase the smooth…

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    with deficiencies in Vitamin A and Vitamin D. A study conducted by the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, at the University of Texas SW Medical Center aimed their research towards the evaluation of vitamin D deficiencies in obese and non-overweight children they also examined their dietary habits. (UT Medical Center) Evidence suggests that Vitamin D deficiency was more prevalent in children living in the southern parts of the United State, where obesity in children is also…

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