Check out this thought provoking discussion on how African Americans are disproportionately affected by vaccines leading to autoimmune conditions such as lupus and asthma. Panelists Curtis Cost, Sunayya Simon, Sister Battle and Frank Garry provide enlightening information on a little-investigated topic.
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation. In their experiments, they showed that low levels of Vitamin D, comparable to levels found in millions of people, failed to inhibit the inflammatory cascade, while levels considered adequate did inhibit inflammatory signaling. They reported their results in the March 1, 2012, issue of The Journal of Immunology.
“This study goes beyond previous associations of vitamin D with various health outcomes. It outlines a clear chain of cellular events, from the binding of DNA, through a specific signaling pathway, to the reduction of proteins known to trigger inflammation,” said lead author Elena Goleva, assistant professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health. “Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, arthritis and prostate cancer, who are vitamin D deficient, may benefit from vitamin D supplementation to get their serum vitamin D levels above 30 nanograms/milliliter.”
Current national guidelines suggest that people should maintain a minimum blood serum level of 20 ng/ml, although there is much scientific debate about optimum levels. Vitamin D has long been known to contribute to bone health by promoting the absorption of calcium. In recent years, much attention has been paid to its possible immune and inflammatory benefits. Low vitamin D levels have been associated with several diseases including asthma, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis….
- Researchers discover how vitamin D inhibits inflammation
- Study reveals potential immune benefits of vitamin D supplements in healthy individuals
- Higher risk for low vitamin D seen for patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases
Clearly, black people aren’t getting enough access to medical care, probably because of global warming, gun rights activists and of course, Trump.
Actually “global warming” (or rather, the real government’s pretend response to it, geoengineering) is bound to affect dark skinned people disproportionately. But who needs sunshine anyway, when we have modern medicine?