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10 Jul 2012
fight} pathogens. While scientists have long known that vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health, recent theory has begun to point out that it also serves to regulate the immune system, supporting to prevent infection, cancer and autoimmune disorders. Until now, the mechanism by which the vitamin acts on the immune system has been undiscovered. The body forms vitamin d upon exposure to sunlight. It can also be found in eggs, fatty fish, milk and in supplements. Once activated, a T-cell morphs into one of two kinds of cells. One type finds out and combats the infectious agent, while the other records information about the pathogen. These latter cells support the immune system respond quickly should infection with a...