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Wolfgang Högler

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham; department of Paediatrics and adolescent medicine, Kepler University Hospital

Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: why is it fundamental?

Vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is made in the skin in response to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and once activated in the body to the hormone calcitriol (1,25 dihydroxy-vitamin D), it...

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