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Intake of Vitamin D supplements may help fight cold and flu

It also tackles high level of vitamin deficiency

IANS  |  New York 

Regular intake of Vitamin D supplements may help protect against cold and flu, as well as tackle high levels of the vitamin's deficiency in countries like India, a study has said. The 'sunshine vitamin' as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides — natural antibiotic-like substances — in the lungs. Acute respiratory infections such as pneumonia are a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. "Most people understand that Vitamin D is ...

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