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A Critical Evaluation of Vitamin D - Basic Overview – free book April 2017

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science
Edited by Sivakumar Gowder, ISBN 978-953-51-3084-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3083-3, 330 pages
Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 12, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license DOI: 10.5772/61867
https://www.intechopen.com/books/a-critical-evaluation-of-vitamin-d-basic-overview

The book "A Critical Evaluation of Vitamin D - Basic Overview" targets the physiological, biochemical and immunological aspects of vitamin D, including principles, mechanisms and clinical significance. This book covers four sections:

  1. 'Vitamin D on Physical and Physiological Activities',
  2. 'Vitamin D on Biochemical and Immunological Activities',
  3. 'Vitamin D on Musculoskeletal and Neurological System' and
  4. 'Vitamin D on Reproductive System'.

Each of these sections is interwoven with the theoretical aspects and experimental techniques of basic and clinical sciences. This book will be a significant source to students, scientists, physicians, healthcare professionals and also other members of this society who are interested in exploring the role of vitamin D in human life.

[We derive vitamin D from the sunshine, and hence it can also be considered as 'day' vitamin. - Sivakumar Gowder]

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Vitamin D and Physical Activity

by Nikolaos E. Koundourakis and Andrew N. Margioris
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See also VitaminDWiki Overview Sports and vitamin D which has the following summary

Athletes are helped by vitamin D by:

  1. Faster reaction time
  2. Far fewer colds/flus during the winter
  3. Less sore/tired after a workout
  4. Fewer micro-cracks and broken bones
  5. Bones which do break heal much more quickly
  6. Increased VO2 and exercise endurance Feb 2011
  7. Indoor athletes especially need vitamin D
  8. Professional indoor athletes are starting to supplement with vitamin D or use vitamin D beds
  9. Olympic athletes have used UV/vitamin D since the 1930's
  10. The biggest gain from the use of vitamin D is by those who exercise less than 2 hours per day.
  11. Reduced muscle fatigue with 10,000 IU vitamin D daily
  12. Muscle strength improved when vitamin D added: 3 Meta-analysis
  13. Reduced Concussions
    See also: Sports and Vitamin D category 208 items

Vitamin D in Oxidative Stress and Diseases

by Francesca Uberti, Vera Morsanuto and Claudio Molinari
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The Multiple Roles of Vitamin D Besides Calcium-Phosphorus Metabolism

by Jia Guo and Zhangsuo Liu
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Clinical and Biochemical Features of Patients with CYP24A1 Mutations

by Fay Joanne Hill and John A. Sayer
   not available at publisher Aug 7, 2017
see instead CYP24A1 623 entries in VitaminDWiki as of June 2017

by Lars Kattner and Dietrich A. Volmer
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Vitamin D and Sphingolipids: Role in Bone and Neural System

by Alessia Frati, Mercedes Garcia Gil, Federica Pierucci and Elisabetta Meacci
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Immunomodulatory Effect of Vitamin D in Children with Allergic Diseases

by Iwona Stelmach, Joanna Jerzyńska and Daniela Podlecka
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Non‐Bone Effects of Vitamin D in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

by Mohsin Ali Cheema and Khalid Parvez Lone
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Role of Vitamin D in Myogenesis

by Akira Wagatsuma
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Skeletal and Extraskeletal Benefits of Vitamin D

by Enrique Casado and Marta Larrosa
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Optimising Vitamin D Levels after Hip Fractures

by Jenson Mak
Normally “ . . D levels significantly fall in the first 14 days following hip fracture”
4 weeks after hip fracture and 250,000 IU loading dose of vitamin D
    Far Fewer Falls, etc.
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Vitamin D and Human Reproduction

by Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani and Samira Behboudi-Gandevani
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Vitamin D and Female Reproduction

by Heba Elhusseini, Daria Lizneva, Larisa Gavrilova-Jordan, Noura Eziba, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Soumia Brakta, Sunil Halder and Ayman Al-Hendy
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