54_08/2010Cover Picture: Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 8'2010

The world is currently in the midst of a ‘Vitamin D Revolution’. Emerging scientific research has linked low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to increased risk of many types of chronic diseases including many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, as well as several types of bacterial and viral infections. The papers on vitamin D in this special issue cover a large range of topics, including the reliability of measuring serum 25(OH)D, vitamin D fortification and supplementation, effects of vitamin D on pregnancy and disease, the vitamin D situation in India, and benefits to the health and wealth of nations.

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