Skin and vitamin D: New aspects for dermatology

Mahwish Zahoor, Shehla Shaukat, Amina Afzal, Ijaz Hussain

Abstract


Vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone, traditionally known as the “sunshine” vitamin. It is obtained by photo exposure, diet or supplements and is crucial for human health. It is globally known for its importance in calcium homeostasis, bone health and antirachitic activity. In recent years, it has been known that synthesis, activity and metabolism of vitamin D is greatly linked to skin. Vitamin D has been recently implicated in a plethora of medical illnesses.


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