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J Nephropathol. 2018;7(3):117-119.

Epidemiology and Prevention

Vitamin D and population health; a nephrology viewpoint 

Ali Hasanpour Dehkordi *

1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center/ Department of Medical-Surgical, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
*Corresponding author: Ali Hasanpour Dehkordi, Email; Email:

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Low levels of vitamin D may interfere with renin-angiotensin system, and aggravation of hypertension, poor control of diabetes and progression of diabetic kidney disease. Thus more attention to reaching to suitable levels of vitamin D in chronic kidney disease patients is suggested.

Please cite this paper as: Hasanpour Dehkordi A. Vitamin D and population health; a nephrology viewpoint. J Nephropathol. 2018;7(3):117-119. doi: 10.15171/jnp.2018.27.





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Submitted: 02 Mar 2017

Accepted: 04 Sep 2017
First published online: 27 Sep 2017
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