Ageing and vitamin D deficiency: effects on calcium homeostasis and considerations for vitamin D supplementation

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Abstract

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, seco-steroid hormone. In man, the vitamin D receptor is expressed in almost all tissues, enabling effects in multiple systems of the human body. These effects can be endocrine, paracrine and autocrine. The present review summarises the effects of ageing on the vitamin D endocrine system and on Ca homeostasis. Furthermore, consequences for vitamin D supplementation are discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1597-1606
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume101
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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