About this Research Topic
The vitamin D is widely advertised as a solution for a large spectrum of diseases and health issues. Growing number of pharmaceuticals and supplements containing vitamin D, increasing availability of them in pharmacies, stores, online distribution and, sometimes, an intrusive commercial publicity campaigns have raised great interest, and have triggered reasonable controversies and fears. The self-administration of high doses of vitamin D has also appeared major concern in society. There is an increasing number of dilemmas regarding side effects including nephrocalcinosis, urinary stone disease, drug interactions and other adversity. On the other hand, it is recognized that vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem with potential negative consequences on health, welfare and morbidity during growth and adulthood, and therefore influencing health care services worldwide. According to current published reports, the vitamin D deficiency is regarded a significant risk factor for several civilization diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, autoimmune and metabolic disorders, infectious diseases and many other chronic conditions. Thus, it is essential to discuss vividly, and share scientific reports and evidence demonstrating both the safety issues and the significance of vitamin D for health of children, adolescents, middle-aged men and women, professionally active individuals, and seniors.
In this Research Topics we welcome papers focused on health benefits (or lack of it) of Vitamin D. The majority of authors will be recruited from a list of lecturers of EVIDAS 2017 conference (www.witaminad.waw.pl).
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