Vitamin D and its effects on glucose homeostasis, cardiovascular function and immune function

El-Fakhri, N., McDevitt, H., Shaikh, M.G., Halsey, C. and Ahmed, S.F. (2014) Vitamin D and its effects on glucose homeostasis, cardiovascular function and immune function. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 81(6), pp. 363-378. (doi: 10.1159/000357731)

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Abstract

In recent years there has been increasing interest in the non-skeletal effects of vitamin D. It has been suggested that vitamin D deficiency may influence the development of diabetes, cardiovascular dysfunction and autoimmune diseases. This review focuses on the current knowledge of the effects of vitamin D and its deficiency on cardiovascular function, glucose homeostasis and immune function, with a particular focus on children. Although, there is good evidence to show that there is an association between vitamin D deficiency and an abnormality of the above systems, there is little evidence to show that vitamin D supplementation leads to an improvement in function, especially in childhood.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDevitt, Dr Helen and Halsey, Professor Chris and Shaikh, Dr Mohammed Guftar and Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: El-Fakhri, N., McDevitt, H., Shaikh, M.G., Halsey, C., and Ahmed, S.F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Hormone Research in Paediatrics
Journal Abbr.:Horm. Res. Paediatr.
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1663-2818
ISSN (Online):1663-2826
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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