A new study has discovered that with vitamin D could help fight Crohns disease, which is a chronic form of inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers from McGill University found a link that ties vitamin D to Crohns disease, according to a report published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
It was noted that people who live in northern countries where they receive less sunlight are more prone to developing Crohns disease. Initial research was conducted to determine the nutritional supplements affect on cancer, however, when scientists determined the results kept pointing the immune system, they decided to look at other options.
The researchers were quick to point out that siblings of victims of Crohns disease that havent noticed symptoms yet should consider looking at their vitamin D levels as it may be a way to treat the ailment before it starts.
“This discovery is exciting, since it shows how an over-the-counter supplement such as Vitamin D could help people defend themselves against Crohns disease,” said researcher Marc J. Servan. “We have identified a new treatment avenue for people with Crohns disease or other inflammatory bowel diseases.”