Sunshine vitamin and thyroid

Sunshine vitamin and thyroid Vitamin D exerts its canonical roles on the musculoskeletal system and in the calcium/phosphorus homeostasis. In the last years, increasing evidences suggested several extra-skeletal actions of this hormone, indicating that vitamin D may produce effects in almost all the body tissues. These are mediated by the presence of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and thanks to the presence of the 1-α-hydroxylase, the protein that converts the 25-hydroxyvitamin (calcidiol) to the active form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin (calcitriol). Several studies evaluated the possible role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases, and this review will focus on the available data of the literature evaluating the association between vitamin D and thyroid function, vitamin D and autoimmune thyroid diseases, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease and post-partum thyroiditis, and vitamin D and thyroid cancer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Endocrinology; Diabetes; Internal Medicine
ISSN
1389-9155
eISSN
1573-2606
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11154-017-9406-3
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