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New trial finds vitamin D slightly improves profile of gene expression in respiratory immunity

Posted on: May 10, 2014   by  Jeff Nicklas


A randomized controlled trial published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine has found that vitamin D supplementation may help turn on certain genes in alveolar macrophages.

Alveolar macrophages are important factors in respiratory health. Macrophages are cells that help protect against infection by destroying harmful bacteria or viruses. Alveolar macrophages are cells that act as the first line of defense that helps protect the respiratory system from bacteria, viruses, and infection.

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