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Latitude, Sunlight, Vitamin D, and Childhood Food Allergy/Anaphylaxis

Mullins, Raymond; Camargo, Carlos A

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Vitamin D is widely known for its role in bone metabolism, but this sterol hormone also has important immunomodulatory properties. Vitamin D is produced by the conversion of D3 in the skin following UVB exposure, or after ingestion of D2 or D3. At the extremes of latitude, there is insufficient UVB intensity in the autumn and winter months for adequate synthesis of vitamin D to occur. Growing evidence implicates vitamin D deficiency in early life in the pathogenesis of nonskeletal disorders (e....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31957
Source: Current allergy and Asthma Reports
DOI: 10.1007/s11882-011-0230-7

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