Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vitamin D supplements may protect against Crohn's disease

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. Read more...

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