O.A. Gromova, I.Yu. Torshin, E.Yu. Egorova, I.N. Zakharova, A.V. Gilels

(1) SBEI HPE "Ivanovo State Medical Academy" of RMPH, Ivanovo; (2) Russian Satellite Center of Trace Elements Institute for UNESCO, Moscow; (3) FSBIS "Computing Center n.a. A.A. Dorodnicyn" of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
 Optimal physical development of children and adolescents involved in sports require high concentration of vitamin D. It is well known that prevention of numerous diseases, comorbid with deficiency of vitamin D, is effective at a concentration of 25(OH)D more than 30.0 ng/mL. At the same time, the optimum functioning of the muscles and reliable improvement of sports results achieve at a concentration of 25(OH)D more than 40.0-50.0 ng/mL. The article deals with the molecular and physiological mechanisms of vitamin D effects on the muscles and the results of clinical studies of athletes.


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About the Autors

O.A. Gromova – MD, Prof. at the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, SBEI HPE "Ivanovo State Medical Academy" of RMPH, Deputy Director for Research of the Russian Satellite Center of Trace Elements Institute for UNESCO; e-mail:

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