Respiratory Medicine

Vitamin D and the Lung

Mechanisms and Disease Associations

Editors: Litonjua, Augusto A. (Ed.)

  • Delivers a concise, evidence-based review of the evidence for the role of vitamin D in various lung disorders
  • Written by an international group of expert authors to promote international readership
  • Essential text for researchers in the respiratory field and practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care personnel
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Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem and many associations with diseases are being discovered. Recently, there has been an interest in the role that vitamin D plays in the inception and progression of lung disease. Vitamin D and the Lung: Mechanisms and Disease Associations delivers a concise, evidence-based review of the evidence for a role of vitamin D in various lung disorders. Divided into three sections, the first section of the book delivers a review of how vitamin D deficiency emerged in human populations, and gives a perspective on how humans evolved to maximize the efficiency of production of vitamin D. The second section of the book reviews aspects of vitamin D mechanisms on different immune cells, lung tissue, and genetics that have potential impact on lung disease. The third section follows with chapters on associations of vitamin D with the risk for viral infections, asthma and allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and finally, lung cancer with an emphasis on ongoing research and clinical issues and needs for future research in each field. Written by an international group of expert authors, Vitamin D and the Lung: Mechanisms and Disease Associations is an essential text for researchers in the respiratory field and practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care personnel.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Vitamin D Deficiency: Historical Perspectives

    Rajakumar, Kumaravel (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Perspective: Evolution of Human Skin Color: How Low Levels of Vitamin D Drove Natural Selection

    Weiss, Scott T.

    Pages 25-37

  • Vitamin D and Lung Development in Early Life

    Rehan, Virender K. (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Vitamin D and the Innate Immune Response

    Vazirnia, Aria (et al.)

    Pages 59-84

  • Vitamin D and Regulatory T Cells

    Urry, Zoƫ (et al.)

    Pages 85-101

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eBook $229.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vitamin D and the Lung
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms and Disease Associations
Editors
  • Augusto A. Litonjua
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-888-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-888-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-887-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-962-8
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
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