The amount of the fat-soluble vitamin D can be reduced by a number of chronic diseases or even obesity. On the other hand, vitamin D itself can also influence the development or course of these disorders. Some gastrointestinal diseases are known to cause vitamin D deficiency, but some observations and studies have also proved that certain gastrointestinal diseases occur more frequently in case of vitamin D deficiency. Moreover, in case of some intestinal tumours even "vitamin D sensitivity" can occur. Our aim is to introduce the relationship between vitamin D and gastrointestinal diseases, and to highlight the importance of vitamin D replacement in gastrointestinal diseases accompanied by vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D sensitivity.
|Translated title of the contribution||The role of vitamin D in . Gastrointestinal diseases|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 16 2012|
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