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Connection between Endometriosis and Vitamin D – True or False?

Králíčková Milena1 and Vetvicka Vaclav2
  • 1 Charles University, Czech Republic
  • 2 University of Louisville, United States

Abstract

Endometriosis is a serious health problem characterized by the persistence and growth of vascularized tissue at various ectopic sites such as ovaries, bowel, or bladder. Despite decades of intensive research, we are not making significant progress toward the etiology or treatment of this disease. The question of risk factor is similarly unclear, with one possible factor being diet-particularly the intake of vitamin D. In addition, as endometriosis has some similarities and clear connections to cancer, where vitamin D is heavily studied, this relation started to be a subject of intensive research in this field, too. The overall aim of this study is to review possible links between vitamin D intake and endometriosis.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 13 No. 2, 2017, 127-130

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.127.130

Submitted On: 2 March 2017 Published On: 12 March 2017

How to Cite: Milena, K. & Vaclav, V. (2017). Connection between Endometriosis and Vitamin D – True or False?. American Journal of Immunology, 13(2), 127-130. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.127.130

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Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Vitamin D
  • Receptor
  • Ovaries
  • Female