Long-Term Risk Factors of Inflammation Video

Dr. Holick shares the long-term risk factors caused by inflammation, which is a basic way in which the body reacts to infection, irritation or other injury, the key feature being redness, warmth, swelling and pain.
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Well, we think that autoimmune diseases, of course, are associated with an inflammatory process. And so reducing risk of inflammatory activity may reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, which is an intestinal malabsorption problem, and we also know that it may be important for fighting infectious diseases. So, all of that in combination is very important, and vitamin D seems to play a central role in helping maintain your immune system.

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