Vitamin D Boosts TB Immunity

In healthy people who have been exposed to tuberculosis, a single oral dose of vitamin D enhances their immunity against this bacterial infection.

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“Vitamin D was used to treat tuberculosis in the pre-antibiotic era,” Dr Adrian R Martineau, of Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, said. Studies that have evaluated the effects of vitamin D supplements on tuberculosis immunity have not been performed, they point out in their report.

Source The Times Of India


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