Vitamin D boosts immune system
It’s not just your bones that vitamin D keeps strong and healthy. New research from Boston University School of Medicine found that people with high levels of vitamin D in their body have a much lower risk of developing certain diseases.
According to the findings, vitamin D has a significant impact on 291 genes and those genes are directly involved in the processes of 160 biological pathways that are associated with infectious disease, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The findings support previous research that links low levels of vitamin D to an increased risk of developing many of the same diseases. The researchers said that while more studies are needed to confirm the ‘non-skeletal’ health benefits of vitamin D, the data suggests that improving vitamin D levels could have a positive effect on immune cells and disease risk.