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Kidneys and Vitamin D

Here’s a valuable piece of information you probably don’t know: Kidneys help synthesize Vitamin D. Vitamin D is not only essential in regulating phosphorus and calcium, which builds strong bones, but it also┬ábolsters the immune and neuromuscular system, and plays a major role in the life cycle of cells. According to one study: “Vitamin D …

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Lose Nephrons, Risk Bones

Potential living kidney donors are generally woefully uneducated about the functions of the renal system. One of the lesser known functions of the kidneys is to regulate Vitamin D, which is important for calcium and bone strength. As this abstract states: “Reports from preclinical models provide a mechanism for surgically induced nephron loss leading to …

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