Research suggests strong role for Vitamin D (The Dana Foundation Website – 9 March 2009)
Low Vitamin D levels have been linked to a variety of health problems in the past few years. New genetic research suggests that Vitamin D may play a much better role in the development and maintenance of the immune system than ever before imagined.
Vitamin D, a
micronutrient we absorb from the sun’s rays, has long been known to be
beneficial to bone health, preventing childhood diseases such as the
bone-softening rickets. But new research suggests that the
micronutrient’s reach may be much deeper—it may play a pivotal role in
the development and maintenance of the human immune system…
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