Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Vitamin D deficiency was only limited to rickets in children and bone related disorders in adults in the past. However, nowadays
it has also been associated with the pathogenesis and/or progression of many other diseases such as hypertension, multiple
sclerosis (MS), diabetes, cancer, and renal disease. Despite this close relationship of vitamin D deficiency with human diseases,
vitamin D insufficiency is not widely recognized as a problem by people, especially patients and physicians as well as health
policy makers. It is recommended to conduct further studies on this association to clarify the exact effect of vitamin D deficiency
as well as supplement therapy with vitamin D on human diseases.
Please cite this paper as: Dorestan N, Bahadoram S, Bahadoram M, Khosravi MR, Davoodi M, Hasanpour Dehkordi A, Khazaei
Z, et al. Impact of vitamin D deficiency on health with regard to kidney disease; an updated mini-review. J Nephropharmacol.