Vitamin D May Help Fight Crohn’s Disease

January 28, 2010

Canada (ChattahBox) – A team of scientists at McGill University and the Université de Montréal have found that vitamin D supplements could counter the effects of Crohn’s Disease.

“Our data suggests, for the first time, that Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to Crohn’s disease,” Dr. John White, who was on the research project, explained.

But it was more the effect of vitamin C on the immune system that is the key to their findings.

“It’s a defect in innate immune handling of intestinal bacteria that leads to an inflammatory response that may lead to an autoimmune condition,” White said.

The findings could prove exciting news for the millions who suffer from the inflammatory bowl disease, which frequently leads to pain, sickness, and surgery.

The data has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.


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