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Vitamin D: to test or not to test

Gill, Danielle (2014) Vitamin D: to test or not to test. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Vitamin D deficiency has recently been linked to many chronic diseases such as MS (multiple sclerosis), cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. It has been a topic of debate among healthcare providers on whether or not it is beneficial to test and treat patients who have vitamin D deficiency. This paper looks at the potential mechanism of vitamin D in these disease processes and evaluates the various studies in the literature focusing on vitamin D levels and chronic diseases. This paper concludes by recommending that physicians in Allegheny County, PA, test all their adult patients for vitamin D deficiency, especially during the winter months. Vitamin D deficiency and the link to chronic disease have vast significance in the field of public health both in Allegheny County, PA, and nationwide.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gill, Danielle
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, Daviddnf@pitt.eduDNFUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberVoorhees, Ronaldrev12@pitt.eduREV12UNSPECIFIED
Date: 17 December 2014
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 8 December 2014
Submission Date: 26 November 2014
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: vitamin, D, chronic, disease, autoimmune, diseases, multiple, sclerosis, cancer, rheumatoid, arthritis, type, 1, and, 2, diabetes
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 17:24
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 11:56

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