TY - CHAP A1 - Pardis Keshavarz A2 - Parisa Jandaghi A3 - Mojtaba Shafiee A4 - Naorin Islam A5 - Hassan Vatanparast ED1 - Julia Fedotova Y1 - 2020-02-26 PY - 2020 T1 - Maternal Vitamin D Status among Different Ethnic Groups and Its Potential Contribution to Adverse Pregnancy and Child Outcomes N2 - Vitamin D is the topic for many discussions in the scientific community. Nowadays, a different interpretation of this secosteroid hormone is needed. Today the term "vitamin" may be considered outdated. This compound may be correctly be called a vitamin only when it is administered to humans or animals that suffer from its deficiency. This book attempts to clarify the role of Vitamin D deficiency in many pathological processes in the whole organism. Chapters in this book cover such issues as the earliest clinical and preclinical investigations of the consequences of Vitamin D deficiency for cognitive, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, and renal disorders. BT - Vitamin D Deficiency SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90766 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90766 SN - 978-1-83880-776-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-29 ER -