J Obes Metab Syndr.  2018 Dec;27(4):223-232. 10.7570/jomes.2018.27.4.223.

Vitamin D and Metabolic Diseases: Growing Roles of Vitamin D

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  • 1Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. cha8@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Vitamin D, a free sunshine vitamin available for mankind from nature, is capable to avert many health-related critical circumstances. Vitamin D is no more regarded as a nutrient involved in bone metabolism alone. The presence of vitamin D receptor in a number of tissues implies that vitamin D has various physiological roles apart from calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Low serum vitamin D has been found to be associated with various types of metabolic illness such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, cardiovascular diseases including hypertension. Various studies reported that vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency in linked with metabolic syndrome risk. This review focuses on various metabolic diseases and its relationship with serum vitamin D status.

Keyword

Vitamin D; Metabolic syndrome; Obesity; Diabetes mellitus; Cardiovascular disease

MeSH Terms

Calcium
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypertension
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Diseases*
Metabolism
Obesity
Phosphorus
Receptors, Calcitriol
Sunlight
Vitamin D*
Vitamins*
Calcium
Phosphorus
Receptors, Calcitriol
Vitamin D
Vitamins
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