FGF23 and Nutritional Metabolism.


The discovery of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) has provided a more complete understanding of the regulation of phosphate and mineral homeostasis in health and in chronic kidney disease. It has also offered new insights into stratification of risk of cardiovascular events and death among patients with chronic kidney disease and the general population. In this review, we provide an overview of FGF23 biology and physiology, summarize clinical outcomes that have been associated with FGF23, discuss potential mechanisms for these observations and their public health implications, and explore clinical and population health interventions that aim to reduce FGF23 levels and improve public health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pool, LR; Wolf, M

Published Date

  • August 21, 2017

Volume / Issue

  • 37 /

Start / End Page

  • 247 - 268

PubMed ID

  • 28715994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071816-064620