Does vitamin D intrigue you? Here are the answers to your curiosities

May 15, 2021 – 10:43 am

Some extracts from the book Vitamin D: instructions for use (Pacini Editore srl – Pisa) by Maria Luisa Brandi, full professor of endocrinology at the University of Florence and head of the unit of mineral and bone metabolism diseases at the University Hospital di Careggi, and Margherita De Bac, journalist of Corriere della Sera.

of Laura Cuppini

Vitamin D classified as calcium hormone, because its physiological function is to allow the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. The combination of calcium and indissoluble vitamin D. Normally it is not necessary to introduce D from the outside, because man is able to produce it internally, as well as all hormones. The synthesis, or production, of the vitamin takes place inside the skin which in this case has the same function as a gland. In addition to theintestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate, vitamin D also essential for the muscle strength. If there is little, pain and balance disturbances appear, with a consequent increased risk of falling.

The cover of the book Vitamina D. Instructions for use by Maria Luisa Brandi and Margherita De Bac

May 15, 2021 | 10:43




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