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Vitamin D2 vs. vitamin D3: Are they one and the same?

Tripkovic, L (2013) Vitamin D2 vs. vitamin D3: Are they one and the same? Nutrition Bulletin, 38 (2). pp. 243-248.

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It is firmly established that humans need to obtain sufficient vitamin D in order to optimise calcium absorption and thus ensure robust skeletal health throughout the life stages. Vitamin D research is rapidly expanding, with significant interest in the potential health benefits to conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis and dementia. Yet, as the field has expanded, gaps in knowledge have emerged. One of the most pertinent questions at present is whether the two forms of vitamin D (vitamin D2 and D3) are equal in their physiological effect. Emerging evidence challenges this long-held assumption and raises the possibility that there may in fact be a distinct and significant difference between the efficacy of vitamins D2 and D3 that could have substantial impact in terms of vitamin D status. © 2013 British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 6 August 2013
DOI : 10.1111/nbu.12029
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:56
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:03

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