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Vitamin D metabolism in dogs and cats and its relation to diseases not associated with bone metabolism.

Authors
  • Zafalon, Rafael V A1
  • Risolia, Larissa W1
  • Pedrinelli, Vivian1
  • Vendramini, Thiago H A1
  • Rodrigues, Roberta B A1
  • Amaral, Andressa R1
  • Kogika, Marcia M1
  • Brunetto, Marcio A1
  • 1 School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition
Publication Date
Dec 05, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jpn.13259
PMID: 31803981
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

Due to the presence of receptors in the cells of numerous body tissues, vitamin D is associated with several physiological functions that go beyond calcium and phosphorus homoeostasis and control of bone metabolism in the body. In humans, several studies have associated lower vitamin D concentrations with numerous diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases, and also with an increase in the total mortality rate of the population. Recently, this nutrient started to gain importance in veterinary medicine, and several articles have shown a correlation between low vitamin D status and diseases unrelated to bone metabolism. The present review aims to highlight the recent publications that investigated this relationship, bringing the evidence that exists so far in dogs and cats. © 2019 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

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