Vitamin A supplementation and serum Th1- and Th2-associated cytokine response in women.

@article{Farhangi2013VitaminAS,
  title={Vitamin A supplementation and serum Th1- and Th2-associated cytokine response in women.},
  author={Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Seyyed Ali Keshavarz and Mohammad Reza Eshraghian and Alireza Ostadrahimi and Ali-Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={280-5}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND T helper (Th)1/Th2 immune response has been linked to obesity-related immune disorders. It has been proven that retinoid active derivates improve immunity via regulating Th1/Th2 balance. However, there is not a well-identified report of direct effect of vitamin A on Th1/Th2 balance in obesity. The present study aimed to investigate the possible role of vitamin A on serum Th1/Th2 response in obese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled… CONTINUE READING