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Contemporary Endocrinology

Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D

A Clinical Guide

Editors: Liao, Emilia Pauline (Ed.)

  • Focuses exclusively on extraskeletal effects of vitamin D and its deficiency
  • Discusses the role of vitamin D in autoimmune and infectious disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and cognitive function
  • Ideal for clinical endocrinologists and primary care physicians
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73742-3
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About this book

While the skeletal effects of vitamin D are well-documented, the role and importance of vitamin D outside of bone health has not been well-established. Vitamin D receptors are located in nearly every tissue of the body, and low levels of vitamin D are associated with a range of various diseases. 
This book provides an in-depth examination of these extraskeletal effects of vitamin D and the associations between vitamin D deficiency and various disease states. Beginning with a review of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamin D, subsequent chapters investigate its relationship to autoimmune and infectious diseases, various forms of cancer, endocrine issues such as diabetes, obesity and reproductive function, cardiovascular disease and muscle weakness. Concluding chapters discuss the role of vitamin D in neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease, and cognitive function. 
Focusing on extraskeletal effects only across a range of conditions, Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D will be an important resource for clinical endocrinologists and primary care physicians.

About the authors

Emilia Pauline Liao, MD, Assistant Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hoftsra/Northwell, Lenox Hill Hospital, Division of Endocrinology, New York, NY, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Vitamin D Biochemistry and Physiology

    Bikle, Daniel D., MD, PhD

    Pages 1-40

  • Vitamin D and Autoimmune Diseases

    Azrielant, Shir, MD (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Vitamin D and Infectious Diseases

    Wejse, Christian, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • Vitamin D Hormone Action in the Endocrine Tissue: Implications for Prostate and Breast Carcinoma

    Killer, Caleb, BS (et al.)

    Pages 77-101

  • Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer

    Do, Albert, MD, MPH (et al.)

    Pages 103-114

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73742-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73741-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide
Editors
  • Emilia Pauline Liao
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73742-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73742-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73741-6
Series ISSN
2523-3785
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 254
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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