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Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey:
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000003
CME Articles

Vitamin D: Hero or Hype

Duerbeck, Norman B. MD, FACOG*†; Dowling, David D. MD, MBA, FACOG*†; Duerbeck, Jillinda M. RN

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Abstract

In recent years, vitamin D deficiency has been implicated, by predominantly observational studies, in a wide variety of ailments including skeletal disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, mental and neurologic disorders, and various etiologies of adverse pregnancy outcome. The following is a review of the physiology of vitamin D, clinical signs and symptoms of inadequate and excessive vitamin D, and the literature purporting its many presumed health benefits.

Target Audience: Obstetricians and gynecologists, family physicians

Learning Objectives: After completing this CME activity, physicians should be better able to explain how vitamin D is utilized and critically analyze the multiple health claims of vitamin D.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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