Immune Cells

The research findings will pave the way for clinical trials to test whether vitamin D supplementation can decrease the risk of TB in at risk populations.

Vitamin D may activate immune response to TB: Study

By Nathan Gray

New research revealing the mechanisms behind how vitamin D helps to fight tuberculosis will provide a rationale for clinical trials to test whether supplements of the sunshine vitamin can help to fight the disease in at-risk populations, say scientists.

A puzzling nutrient

A puzzling nutrient

US researchers, trying to understand why vitamin A helps fight
certain diseases and not others, say that the vitamin influences
the types and amounts of immune cells and molecules produced in
response to attack.


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