Vitamin D in respiratory diseases

A Goolam Mahomed


Vitamin D has traditionally been known for its role in bone homeostasis with its effects on calcium and phosphate absorption and secretion.However, new evidence is emerging of its effects on a number of other cells, especially the immune system. This article reviews the role ofvitamin D as it pertains to the respiratory tract and respiratory diseases.

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A Goolam Mahomed, Department of Intensive Care, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2017;23(1):14-18. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2017.v23i1.156

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Date submitted: 2017-03-17
Date published: 2017-03-29

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