Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Infection

Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Infection
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Vitamin D may reduce risk of infection according to a new study.  There has been a lot of research published in the last few years showing the impact of vitamin D on the immune system.  

In this study, people admitted to the hospital had their vitamin D levels measured.  They then had blood drawn 48 hours after leaving the hospital to check for bloodstream infections.

The results show that those with low vitamin D levels had an increased risk of getting an infection.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2013

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