Dr. Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. Michael F. Holick

’The D-Lightful Vitamin D for Good Health‘, from I.H.M.C. lecture, published March 16, 2013

Posted by admin on April 1, 2013 under Arthritis, Cancer, Case Files, Diabetes, Infectious Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Rickets, Vitamin D | Be the First to Comment

View the latest video clip of Dr. Holick speaking about  …’The D-Lightful Vitamin D for Good Health‘, from I.H.M.C. lecture, published March 16, 2013 – click here to view the video clip:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGBVDcbFVk&feature=youtu.be

“Influence of Vitamin D Status and Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Genome Wide Expression of White Blood Cells: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial”

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Influence of Vitamin D Status and Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Genome Wide Expression of White Blood Cells:  A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial” was recently published in PLOS ONE and is available online by clicking here to view:  http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058725

Infectious Diseases and Vitamin D

Posted by admin on November 27, 2008 under Infectious Disease, Vitamin D | 4 Comments to Read

It has long been recognized that patients with tuberculous do better when treated with vitamin D or exposed to sunlight.  It was recently recognized that the immune cell known as the macrophage needs vitamin D in order to produce a peptide which is responsible for killing infectious agents such as tuberculous.  It has been speculated that one of the reasons that influenza occurs in the winter time in tepid climates is because the sun is unable to produce vitamin D, and the resulting vitamin D insufficiency may promote and enhance the infectivity of the influenza virus.  

References:
Adams,J.S., Gacad,M.A., Anders,A., Endres,D.B., and Sharma,O.P. 1986. Biochemical indicators of disordered vitamin D and calcium homeostasis in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis 3:1-6.

Gallo, R.L., Eisenberg, D., Hewison, M., Hollis, B.W., Adams, J.S., Bloom, B.R., Modlin, R.L.  2006.  Toll-like receptor Triggering of a vitamin D-mediated human antimicrobial response.  Sciencexpress.  3:1770-1773.  
Liu, P.T., Stenger, S., Li, H., Wenzel, L., Tan, B.H., Krutzik, S., Ochoa, M.T., Schauber, J., Wu, K., Meinken, C., Kamen, D.L., Wagner, M., Bals, R., Steinmeyer, A., Zugel, U.