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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

New trial finds vitamin D slightly improves profile of gene expression in respiratory immunity

A randomized controlled trial published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine has found that vitamin D supplementation may help turn on certain genes in alveolar macrophages.

Alveolar macrophages are important factors in respiratory health. Macrophages are cells that help protect against infection by destroying harmful bacteria or viruses. Alveolar macrophages are cells that act as the first line of defense that helps protect the respiratory system from bacteria, viruses, and infection.

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  About: Jeff Nicklas

Jeff Nicklas was a staff member for the Vitamin D Council from October 2013 to January 2015. He is now pursuing his passion for public health through graduate studies.