Vitamin D and the immune system

Nicholas C. Harvey, Margherita T. Cantorna

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of vitamin D in the regulation of the immune system. The epidemiology, biology and physiology of vitamin D in humans is described, followed by a detailed exposition of the actions of 1,25(OH)2-vitamin D on immune cells. The chapter concludes that vitamin D appears to be important in immune function, but that at this time there is insufficient evidence on which to base clinical recommendations regarding supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet, Immunity and Inflammation
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages244-263
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780857090379
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Harvey, N. C., & Cantorna, M. T. (2013). Vitamin D and the immune system. In Diet, Immunity and Inflammation (pp. 244-263). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857095749.2.244