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Sunshine in July

Indiana is a state known for its voluminous fields of corn and soybean lining our roads in summer, but this state also has great institutions interested in helping people and their health. In a recent paper, published in the Obesity Society, with support from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, researchers were interested in learning more about vitamin D. A dose of sunshine results in a marvelous side effect of Vitamin D and has long been thought to help with depression. In this study, which was interested in comorbidity effects in coronavirus, they found that vitamin D may be more than the "sunshine vitamin."

"... the biologically active form of vitamin D (1,25‐dihydroxyvitamin D/calcitriol) has been implicated [as a beneficial supplement for] ... various inflammatory, infectious, and pulmonary diseases. Indeed, experimental evidence has indicated calcitriol exerts protective effects from lipopolysaccharide‐induced lung injury..."

So, just food for thought ... the benefits of your daily noon walk might do more than just beat the blues.


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