Table of Contents

V. 1. Chemistry, metabolism, and circulation.
Mechanism of action.
Mineral and bone homeostasis.
Human physiology.
Diagnosis and management.
Nutrition, sunlight, genetics and vitamin D deficiency.
v. 2. Disorders.
Immunity, inflammation, and disease.
Therapeutic applications and new advances. Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has primarily been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. Current therapeutic practices have expanded into such fields as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This edition covers Vitamin D's chemistry, metabolism, mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies.