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Level of inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Correlation with 25-hydroxy vitamin D and reactive oxygen species

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease having a prevalence of approximately 0.5–1% of the population of industrialized world…

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Vitamin-D deficiency predicts infections in young north Indian children: A secondary data analysis

Vitamin D deficiency is considered to be the most common nutritional deficiency and often one of the most commonly undiagnosed medical conditions in the world. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young children is around 50–90% in the Indian subcontinent. Vitamin D is primarily produced in the skin after…

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Significant Effects of Oral Phenylbutyrate and Vitamin D3 Adjunctive Therapy in Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The prevalence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB is high and converge with the pandemics of HIV and diabetes, which generates…

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Is the Association between Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Confounded by Obesity?

Systematic reviews of observational studies have reported inverse associations between serum vitamin D levels and a range of cardiovascular disease risk factors, most notably hypertension, but also dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose homeostasis and…

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Link Between Vitamin D and Dementia Risk Confirmed

Vitamin D deficiency has been known to be associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in elderly people, but until very recently, it was not known to what extent this correlation existed. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, led by Dr. David… 

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Case Study: Coexistent Vitamin D and Iron Deficiency in a Child

By: Dr. Moushumi Lodh
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide, and vitamin D deficiency is a major global health issue. We present here the case of an 11-year-old boy with coexistent iron and vitamin D deficiency manifested as tiredness, leg cramps and a lack of visible weight gain over the last year.

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Diagnosis and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has emerged as a common nutritional deficiency and is also one of the most common underdiagnosed nutritional deficiencies across the world. In spite of wide availability of sunlight in tropical countries, including India, many children suffer with VDD. This deficiency needs to be addressed in developing… 

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