Vitamin D is well known for its effects on bone metabolism, calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Recently, a worldwide focus has been made on the extraskeletal effects of this liposoluble vitamin.
The New York Times even called it the [wonder drug] . Vitamin D is a liposoluble vitamin and acts via an intracellular receptor. This article reviews the extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D focusing on cardiovascular effects, regulation of glucose, antitumoral properties, and effect on the immune system and the skeletal muscle and attempts to offer possible molecular explanations to these effects
Amer Sebaaly ,Falah Bachour ,Wael Bayoud ,Gemma Adib ,Farid Bedran ,Clea Daher ,Ghassan Maalouf ,
The extraskeletal actions of vitamin D:Myths and facts,
Lebanese Med. J. 2015;
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