There will be many who would remember that sunshine was recommended to treat deadly tuberculosis. However, decades have passed when drugs took the place of natural remedy, but a recent research has again stressed on the need of reviving the old method.
The research was carried out by a group of researchers from Queen Mary University of London. They carried out the study in collaboration with National Institute for Medical Research.
Lead researcher Dr. Adrian Martineau, Senior Professor in respiratory infection and immunity at the University, was of the view that high doses of vitamin D increase the recovery of a person who has been down with tuberculosis.
The study is one of its kind as it has explained the importance of sunshine for tuberculosis patients. Martineau told that vitamin D calms down the inflammation response to infection, which helps the body to recover faster. Moreover, with fast recovery there is less damage to lungs.
"These findings are very significant. They indicate that vitamin D may have a role in accelerating resolution of inflammatory responses in tuberculosis patients", said Martineau. The study is to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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