Hypovitaminosis D is a deficiency caused due to insufficient amount of vitamin D required by a living organism. It can result from inadequate nutritional intake of vitamin D along with inadequate expose to sunlight (sunlight with adequate ultraviolet B rays), deficiency that limit vitamin D absorption, and conditions that impair the conversion of vitamin D into active metabolites including certain liver, kidney, and hereditary disorders. Deficiency results in impaired bone mineralization and leads to bone softening diseases including rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults.
Open access OMICS International Publishing Group aimed to provide the readers a barrier free flow of research work and conceptualized knowledge through online. To speed up the pace of scientific innovations, discovery, quality enriched education system and increase the global economy, open access is a key to success in dissemination of knowledge to world community.
Vitamins & Minerals is one such open access journal from OMICS Group, publishing the research, review, case reports, short commentaries and editorials pertaining to the field of nutrition sciences on quarterly basis for its readers. Today in the field of competition, quality of articles publishing in the journal per issue is very important with a rapid peer review process. Vitamins and Minerals journal trying to bring such quality in the articles published per issue with its broader conceptualized editorial board and with the expertise reviewers.
Last date updated on June, 2014