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COJ Reviews & Research

To Maintain Optimum Health, Longer-Term Stable Vitamin D Levels are Necessary

  • Open or CloseSunil J Wimalawansa*

    Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Nutrition, USA

    *Corresponding author: Sunil J Wimalawansa, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Nutrition, Cardiometabolic & Endocrine Institute, North Brunswick, USA

Submission: December 04, 2019; Published: November 15, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/COJRR.2021.03.000568

ISSN: 2639-0590
Volume3 Issue4

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency have become a global epidemic. This is mostly attributable to the skin cancer scare raised by the dermatology community three decades ago. Hypovitaminosis D affects people in all countries, irrespective of gender and age. Sun avoidance behavior, wearing of clothing that covers most skin, and the regular use of sunscreens and lotions markedly reduces the Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays reaching the skin. In addition, medications that increase the catabolism of vitamin D, such as anti-epileptic and anti-retroviral agents, reduce the bioavailable vitamin D concentration [1]. Vitamin D is essential for physiological maintenance of calcium.

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