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12 March 2009

Research suggests strong role for Vitamin D (The Dana Foundation Website - 9 March 2009)

Dana_logo 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.

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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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