Scientist in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India
*Corresponding Author: Priyanka Samji, Scientist in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India.
Received: October 21, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020
Vitamin D, the sunshine hormone, is very essential for women’s health. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is synthesized endogenously when UV rays from the sunlight fall on the skin. The main role of vitamin D is to enable the absorption of calcium in the gut to maintain normal blood calcium and phosphate levels to promote normal growth and mineralization of bone. It is a well-known fact that vitamin D prevents rickets in children, osteomalacia in adults and protects older individuals from osteoporosis. However, recent studies have shown that besides having a skeletal role, vitamin D also plays an important role in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, active immune system and cancer prevention [1,2].
Citation: Priyanka Samji. “Role of Vitamin D in Women’s Health". Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.1 (2020): 01.
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