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Vitamin D benefit

Vitamin D benefit

Overview

Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium from the gut. Too much vitamin D may cause increased levels of calcium in the blood.

Review Date 3/11/2021

Updated by: Meagan Bridges, RD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.