Patient Guide to Vitamin D Deficiency

Hyperparathyroidism (too much of a hormone that controls the body's calcium level) Sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, or other granulomatous disease (disease with granulomas, collections of cells caused by chronic inflammation) Some lymphomas, a type of cancer Other risk factors ...

Vitamin D - More Than Just The Sunshine Vitamin - A Nutrition ...

V ITAMIN D-M ORE THAN J UST THE S UNSHINE V ITAMIN L EADER INFORMATION 2009 WA State WIC Nutrition Program 1 A lesson on the health benefits of vitamin D intake and WIC clients who may be more at risk for vitamin D deficiency.


250 7 Vitamin D BACKGROUND INFORMATION Overview Vitamin D (calciferol), which comprises a group of fat soluble seco-sterols that are found in very few foods naturally, is photosynthesized in the skin of vertebrates by the action of solar ultraviolet B radiation (Holick, 1994).

Vitamin A (Retinol)

HYG-5551-05 Human Nutrition, 1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Vitamin A (Retinol) T his fact sheet is one in a series containing information to help you select foods that provide adequate daily amounts of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

Vitamin A monograph

Acne Derivatives of vitamin A, retinoids, are used to treat skin disorders such as acne. Topical and oral prescription medications, such as tretinoin (Avita®, Renova®, Retina - A®, Retin - A Micro®) and isotretinoin (Accutane®), are available for treatment.

Pacific Health Dialog

31 P ACIFIC H EALTH D IALOG V OL 1. N O . 2 © Resource Books Ltd. All Rights Reserved. L OURDES M. I BARRA * Introduction Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) in children is a serious health threat.

dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25-(OH) D], or calcitriol. This active ...

3. Vitamin D 45 3.1Role of vitamin D in human metabolic processes Vitamin D is required to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate, which are in turn needed for the normal mineralization of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of ...

Laboratory Procedure Manual

25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Serum NHANES 2005-2006 2 1. Summary of Test Principle and Clinical Relevance Vitamin D is functionally a hormone, rather than a vitamin, and is one of the most important biological regulators of calcium metabolism, in conjunction with parathyroid hormone and calcitonin.

Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency:

Authors: Michael*F. *Holick, *neil*C. *Binkley, *Heike*a. *Bischoff-Ferrari, *Catherine*M. *Gordon, *david*a. *Hanley, * Robert*P. *Heaney, *M. *Hassan*Murad, *and*Connie*M. *Weaver Affiliations: *Boston*university*school*of*Medicine* (M.F.H.), *Boston, *Massachusetts*02118; *university*of ...

Important Drug and Food Information

Important Drug and Food Information From the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health Drug­Nutrient Interaction Task Force Important information to know when you are taking: Warfarin (Coumadin) and Vitamin K The food you eat can affect how your medicine works.

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