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Immune Support Studies

Vitamin D and the Immune System

It is now clear that vitamin D has important roles in addition to its classic effects on calcium and bone homeostasis. As the vitamin D receptor is expressed on immune cells (B cells, T cells and antigen pr...

The roles of solar radiation & vitamin D

Nearly all human diseases related to respiratory pathogens exhibit seasonal variations. However, the reasons for this seasonality are still not known. Among the tested hypotheses are: seasonality of low te...

Carotenoids and human health

Oxidative stress is an important contributor to the risk of chronic diseases. Dietary guidelines recommend increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to combat the incidence of human diseases such as ca...

The effect of β-carotene supplementation on the immune function

Although there is strong epidemiologic evidence that diets rich in carotenoids such as β-carotene are associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, the cellular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain...