Vitamin D

Function

Increase absorption of calcium and phosphorus

Maintain optimal calcification of bone

Sources

Sunlight

Foods: egg yolk, liver, fatty fish, milk fortified with vitamin D

egg yolk

milk fortified with Vitamin D

egg yolk

milk fortified with Vitamin D

Deficiencies

Osteomalacia in adults - soft bones

Rickets in children- bowed legs, enlarges head, joints, and rib cage, and a deformed pelvis.

Toxicities

The most toxic of all vitamins. Long-term complication is calcification of the soft tissues.


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