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Sun Bath A Day Keeps H1N1 Away

By Staff

Do you know what is Vitamin D useful at? Apart from all the useful effects the vitamin has on skins, bones etc., the same is also used as a good remedial procedures for Swine Flu. Yes, according to scientists, sunshine could actually be a 'major weapon' against Swine Flu.

Studies have shown that Vitamin D, which our bodies make from sunshine, protects against a number of inflammatory conditions including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. And H1N1 Swine Flu, according to the Scientists at Wisconsin University, causes more inflammation than seasonal flu.

To corroborate this, according to Dr John Cannell, from the University of Washington, it is no accident colds and flu peak in winter, that's because of lack of sunlight, which means vitamin D deficiency in the body. And he is sure the sunshine vitamin could actually be used to keep H1N1 virus away.


Story first published: Friday, July 24, 2009, 14:22 [IST]
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