Vitamin D Supplements May Protect Against Crohn’s Disease


Posted on 3rd February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Research published in the January 22, 2010 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes how vitamin D could help protect against Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that is believed to be caused by defective innate immune regulation of intestinal bacteria. Recent research has uncovered a difference in the rate of Crohn’s disease according to latitude, suggesting that vitamin D from sunlight may be protective. Additionally, variations in the vitamin D receptor gene have been linked to susceptibility to Crohn’s disease as well as to ulcerative colitis, another inflammatory bowel disease.

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