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The Role of Vitamin D in Thyroid Diseases – Sept 2017

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(9), 1949; doi:10.3390/ijms18091949
Dohee Kim 1,2

  • 1 Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam 330-714, Korea
  • 2 Department of Kinesiologic Medical Science, Graduate, Dankook University, Cheonan 330-714, Korea

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitamin D and Its Analogues: New Insights on Biological Effects and Therapeutic Uses)


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The main role of vitamin D is regulating bone metabolism and calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Over the past few decades, the importance of vitamin D in non-skeletal actions has been studied, including the role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and all-cause mortality. Recent evidence has demonstrated an association between low vitamin D status and autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease, and impaired vitamin D signaling has been reported in thyroid cancers. This review will focus on recent data on the possible role of vitamin D in thyroid diseases, including autoimmune thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers.

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