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Research shows vitamin D may protect against viral infections

30 April 2012

 A new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests vitamin D plays an important role in immune function, protecting us from autoimmune diseases, infections,and tumor growth.

Victor Maneul Martinez-Taboada, MD and colleagues in Spain compared changes in vitamin D serum levels among three groups of healthy people: young (ages 20-30), middle (31-59), and elderly (60-86). They found that generally vitamin D levels decreased with age, they also found toll-like receptors (TLRs), which regulate immune response against viruses, were affected by vitamin D deficiency.

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