Vitamin D in Clinical Practice: Current Perspectives

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Sanjay Kalra
Abdul Hamid Zargar
Ag Unnikrishnan
Arundhati Dasgupta
Rakesh Sahay
Shehla Sajid Shaikh
Nitin Kapoor
Sambit Das


India is a heliophobic country; despite ample sunshine, almost 490 million people are vitamin D deficient in the country. Additionally, the Indian diet has not been successful in providing the daily need for vitamin D, leading to a vitamin D deficiency. The need to fortifying food with vitamin D has been raised several times. Besides, there have been discussions about whether vitamin D is a hormone or a vitamin? In this review, the authors have reviewed vitamin D deficiency and its status in India, assessment and screening, the role of vitamin D in various disease conditions, dosage recommendation and regimen.

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Sanjay Kalra, Abdul Hamid Zargar, Ag Unnikrishnan, Arundhati Dasgupta, Rakesh Sahay, Shehla Sajid Shaikh, Nitin Kapoor, & Sambit Das. (2023). Vitamin D in Clinical Practice: Current Perspectives. Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice, 33(10), 15–27. Retrieved from
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