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Sunlight offers surprise benefit: It energizes infection fighting T cells
 

Sunlight offers surprise benefit: It energizes infection fighting T cells

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Sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity, researchers have found. The findings suggest how the skin, the body’s largest organ, stays alert to the many microbes that can nest there.
 
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23 Dec 2016 - General
 
The direct exposure of skin to sunlight is harmful and should be protected by sunscreens, umbrellas and clothes. At the same time sunlight is beneficial. The early morning sun is already known as a natural source of vitamin D. Tuberculosis incidence is found to be more in areas where living rooms are not properly ventilated and have less sunlight penetration. The underlying cause was not known . The article well explains that the the sunlight leads to the synthesis of hydrogen peroxide which ac...
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