Canada Looks at Vitamin D for Swine Flu Protection
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Public Health Agency of Canada (Phace) has confirmed that it will be investigating the role of vitamin D in protection against swine flu.
The agency last year started a study on the role of vitamin D in severe seasonal influenza, which it said it will now adapt to the swine flu virus H1N1.
Part of the researchers' goal is to understand Whether vitamin D levels are in any way responsible for the fact that most people with seasonal influenza develop a mild illness, but a small minority go on to develop severe symptoms.
According to Phace, results from its study will indicate the extent and nature of the role of vitamin D in severe seasonal influenza.