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Vitamin D Status in a Population of Well Children: Amasya Sample.

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The aim of this study was to determine the vitamin D status of children living in Amasya, a city in northern Turkey. Vitamin D is an essential hormone for the health of the musculoskeletal system and acts as a modulator for the immune system, a protector of the cardiovascular system and a regulator of metabolic homeostasis.

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Name: Puerto Rico health sciences journal
ISSN: 2373-6011
Pages: 254-260

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