Cell defenses and the sunshine vitamin.

  title={Cell defenses and the sunshine vitamin.},
  author={Luz E. Tavera-Mendoza and John H. White},
  journal={Scientific American},
  volume={297 5},
          62-5, 68-70, 72
The article provides information on the characteristics of vitamin D and how it can be used to treat various illnesses while also offering preventative support for the body. The author offers a history of how vitamin D has been used to treat illnesses like tuberculosis and rickets, specifically through increased exposure to sunlight. The article also explains how the body uses vitamin D in different organs and functions. INSETS: THE MAKING OF AN ACTIVE VITAMIN;A BROAD-ACTING GENE SWITCH;HOW… Expand
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