Thymus Activity, Vitamin D, and Respiratory Infections in Adolescent Swimmers.

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BACKGROUND Several studies have identified associations between low vitamin D concentrations and risk of upper respiratory infections (URI). T lymphocytes have a major anti-viral role, are affected by vitamin D metabolism, and may mediate the link between vitamin D and URIs. Competitive swimmers have a relatively high rate of URIs, alongside a high… (More)

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