Vitamin D benefit - illustration
Endocrine Surgery Encyclopedia
Vitamin D promotes retention and absorption of calcium and phosphorus, primarily
in the bones. Too much vitamin D may have the opposite effect of taking calcium from
the bones and depositing it in the heart or lungs, reducing their function.
Review Date: 8/17/2004 12:00:00 AM
Reviewed By: Aparna Oltikar, M.D., Department of Community Medicine, University of
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