Friday, November 16

Tag: prostatic cancer

The Role of Vitamin D in the body and the problems associated with its deficiency

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More than 65% of people are found deficient in Vitamin D. The earlier knowledge about vitamin D was that it plays a role in the calcium and phosphorous metabolism and helps to deposit the calcium in the bones hence making them stronger. It also blocks the release of a hormone called parathormone which causes reabsorption of the bone and, makes the bones brittle. However recent research has shown that the vitamin has many more functions than this alone. Vitamin D plays a role in functioning of the muscles also. In addition to this it plays a vital role in the functions of the immune system. There are many studies showing that Vitamin D also helps in the prevention of cancers such as the colonic cancer, prostatic cancer and breast cancer. This may be due to the fact that Vitamin D incr...