Can Vitamin D Protect you Against Flu?

Can Vitamin D Protect you Against Flu?

Is there a Scientific basis?

Frontier Voice of Nutrition Remarks (January 20, 2013)

Nalin Siriwardhana, PhD, interviewed Professor Sunil Wimalawansa, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P., FRCPath., DSc, Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA.

As usual, Vitamin D has become a hot but a controversial topic during this flu time (US Winter 2013). In order to understand the scientific basis and interpret available scientific evidence, Nutrition Remarks invited Prof. Sunil Wimalawansa to produce this animated video. After carefully reviewing, available evidence, he summarized that “Though Vitamin D has promising immune boosting effects and known to reduce viral and bacterial infections, no conclusive scientific evidence are available to support that Vitamin D is a cure for currant the flu epidemic”.

Professor Sunil Wimalawansa is a University Professor, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, and the former Chief of Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA. He is also a Professor of Physiology and Integrative Biology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences. He is the author of “Vitamin D: Everything you need to know” book. He is also the recipient of The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in 2001.

More about Prof. Wimalawansa and work

http://www.theglobalwhoswho.com/profoftheyear_bio.asp?id=7101&industry=Osteoporosis/%20Education/%20Research/%20Development/%20Endocrinology

http://business.rutgers.edu/emba/alumni/spotlight/sunil-wimalawansa

http://www.rwjuh.edu/physicians/physician_profile.aspx?physicianid=2317

http://ns.gmnews.com/news/2006-01-26/Front_page/006.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91dH0-2CXoA

 

This news release was prepared by Nalin Siriwardhana, PhD.

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