More benefit from vitamin D
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2012/11/27
I had recommended the book Prescribing Sunshine which makes a case for the importance of adequate vitamin D. I was just alerted to a new confirming study that also reports that adequate vitamin D seems to be needed for long-term maintenance of high CD4 counts:
“Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with poorer CD4 cell recovery among women who start HIV treatment late . . . Vitamin D has an important role in overall health. Deficient levels have been linked to immune dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, impaired control of infections and depression.
Several studies have found a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in people with HIV.”
Most of the women in this study were African-American and nearly 90% had been D-deficient—recall that of African ancestry are at greater-than-average risk of being D-deficient.
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