Vitamin D and Its Metabolic Functions

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Oral O. , Suza A., Hasdemir P. S. , Nomikos G., Varol S. R.

International Journal of Science Culture and Sport, no.4, pp.486-493, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14486/ijscs417
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Science Culture and Sport
  • Page Numbers: pp.486-493


Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for humankind and %95 of its requirements are acquired by synthesising solar rays on skin. While lack of vitamin D can lead to many diseases, especially cancer, the ones who get vitamin D in an appropriate level, can reduce this risk if they exercise. If, also, vitamin D level is high, obesity risk will be minimized because of eating less thanks to leptin hormone. Vitamin D receptors exist in approximately 40 tissues. The most imporant effect of vitamin D, which dissolves in fat, is on bone mineralization phosphorus metobolism and calcium. People whose vitamin D level is low, should take nourishment by sources rich in vitamin D instead of helper pills.