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Vitamin D: Everything You Need to Know - book Aug 2012

Vitamin D: Everything You Need to Know
Skeletal and Non-Skeletal Effects of Vitamin D

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The following was extracted from book synopsis at the bottom of this page

Sunil J. Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, DSc - University Professor -Professor of Medicine Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition Professor of Physiology & Integrative Biology
Copyright of previous version: © 2011

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Vitamin D Basics

1.1 Vitamins and micronutrients
1.2 Micronutrients and health:
1.4 Historical aspects of vitamin D
1.5 Vitamin D facts
1.6 Generation of vitamin D
1.7 Vitamin D receptor
1.8 Healthy serum levels of vitamin D

Chapter 2: Vitamin D Deficiency

2.1 Worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency
2.2 Poor nutrition or lack of exposure to sunlight
2.3 High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency
2.4 Types of vitamin D
2.5 Diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency
2.6 Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency
2.7 Vulnerable groups for vitamin D deficiency

Chapter 3: Skeletal Effects of Vitamin D

3.1 Benefit of vitamin D
3.2 Consequences of vitamin D deficiency
3.3 Rickets and osteomalacia
3.4 Vitamin D and skeletal health
3.4.1 Secondary hyperparathyroidism
3.4.2 Bone metabolism
3.4.3 Osteoporosis
3.4.4 Fractures

Chapter 4: Non-Skeletal Effects of Vt. D

4.1 Broader effects of vitamin D in humans
4.2 Immune dysfunction
4.3 Cancer
4.4 Obesity
4.4 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
4.5 Cardiovascular diseases
4.6 Fertility, pregnancy, and preeclampsia
4.7 Chronic kidney disease
4.8 Muscle weakness and sarcopenia
4.9 Gait instability and falls
4.10 Pulmonary functions
4.11 Neurological functions
4.12 Dementia/Cognitive decline
4.13 Improvements in survival

Chapter 5: Calcium Sufficiency

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Calcium supplementation from the diet
5.3 Calcium requirement
5.4 Calcium supplements
5.5 Interference of calcium absorption
5.6 Skeletal benefits of calcium
5.7 Potential risks of excessive calcium intake

Chapter 6: Vitamin D Sufficiency

6.1 How to achieve vitamin D sufficiency
6.2 Fortification of food with vitamin D
6.3 Sources of vitamin D
6.4 Vitamin D from the diet
6.4.1 Food that contains vitamin D
6.4.2 Dietary supplementation of vitamin D
6.5 Health risks of excessive vitamin D
6.6 Interactions of vitamin D with medications

Chapter 7: Management of Vt. D Deficiency

7.1 Vitamin D supplementation
7.2 Vitamin D: Associations and evidence
7.3 Clinical guidelines
7.4 Clinical recommendations
7.5 Vitamin D supplementation
7.6 Summary: guidelines and conclusions
7.7 Common questions asked and answered:

Chapter 8: References

About the Author

Sunil Wimalawansa is a University Professor, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, and former Chief of Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA.1 He is also a Professor of Physiology and Integrative Biology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences. He holds an Executive Master's of Business Administration Degree from the Rutgers University School of Business and a Diploma in Medical Administration from Johns Hopkins School of Business.

He had his education at Ananda College, Colombo and postgraduate studies at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, Royal Postgraduate Medical School in United Kingdom, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins Universities in the United States. He is a member or a board director of several committees of national and international scientific societies. He is the founder-president of few charitable organizations, including the International Foundation for Revitalization, Empowerment, Education, and Development; Hela Empowerment Foundation-International; International Foundation for Chronic Disabilities; and the chairperson of the Education Trust Fund for Needy Children, and the Wimalawansa Charitable Foundation.

His original contributions to science and medicine include current worldwide practiced standard of care in some medical methods. He holds 6 medical patents, and has given more than 170 invited presentations at national and international scientific and medical meetings. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 4 books, and 45 scientific book chapters; and has made 260 scientific presentations worldwide.

Dr. Wimalawasna is the recipient of many awards inlcuding Dr. Oscar Gluck International Humanitarian award in 2007 and the prestigious Lifetime Achivement Award in 2005 from the Sri Lankan Foundation for his worldwide contributions to science, philanthrophic work, and humanity. Other awards he received include an International Award for Clinical Excellence in Metabolic Bone Diseases in 1991, multiple young-investigator scientific awards and American Endocrine Society Glen Foundation Awards. He is also the recipient of The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in 2001. M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., FRCPath., CCD, CRCP, MACDS, MRCS, FACP, FACE, FCCP, FRCP, DSc

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