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Ample Vitamin D Wards Off Infection

If you need to spend time in the hospital for a planned operation, it may make sense to boost your vitamin D levels first. Recent research indicates that people with good levels of circulating vitamin D, at least 30 ng/ml, are significantly less likely to catch an infection while they are hospitalized. Health care acquired infections can lead to pneumonia, diarrhea or sepsis, and cause an estimated 100,000 deaths each year. Treating them is costly in time, money and suffering.
[Dermato-Endocrinology, July 3, 2012]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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