Maintenance of wintertime vitamin D status with cholecalciferol supplementation is not associated with alterations in serum cytokine concentrations among apparently healthy younger or older adults.

@article{Barnes2011MaintenanceOW,
  title={Maintenance of wintertime vitamin D status with cholecalciferol supplementation is not associated with alterations in serum cytokine concentrations among apparently healthy younger or older adults.},
  author={Maria S Barnes and Geraldine Horigan and Kevin D Cashman and Tom R. Hill and L Kirsty Forsythe and Alice J Lucey and Emeir M McSorley and M{\'a}ir{\'e}ad Kiely and Maxine P Bonham and Pamela Jane Magee and J. J. Strain and Julie M. Wallace},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={476-81}
}
Epidemiological studies have shown that low vitamin D status results in impaired immune function and is associated with the prevalence of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to reduce circulating concentrations of inflammatory markers in such conditions. However, the possible beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation in the general population, particularly for those individuals living at high latitudes where hypovitaminosis D is common during… CONTINUE READING

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