review | Vitamin D Deficiency

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UPDATE: Seems to be fairly popular theme this month – go read more about the importance of Vitamin D in the Lancet and in the Archives

Vitamin D used to be important for osteoporosis (and it still is) but unbeknownst to many are its effects on muscle function and even cancer, meaning that the deficiency has far reaching effects – especially for something that is so easily reversible. 

A large proportion of the elderly population are vitamin D deficient for a multitude of reasons, and physicians need to be acutely aware of assessing vitamin D status and replacing it. 

To update yourself, check out this article. 


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