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quote:Another interesting point is the increase in allergies from children leading 'cleaner' lives, low exposure to dirt, antibacterial handwash/dishwashing liquid, etc etc. Their bodies do not get a chance to build up a natural immunity to such an extent as previously.Gaia
quote:...Vitamin D is a selective regulator of the immune system, and the outcome of 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment, vitamin D deficiency, or VDR deficiency depends on the nature of the immune response (eg, infectious disease, asthma, or autoimmune disease)...from:Cantorna MT et al. Am.J.Clin.Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6suppl):1717s-20s.Vitamin D status, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, and the immune system.