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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...
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This sounds like a promising study. I hope the researchers can delve more into the topic, and define more objective parameters, such as length of time for exposure and anticipated movement (if there is such a thing as such). It is more practical to m...
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The benefits of sunlight are many, but too bad that the general public is unaware of those benefits. Most have a false fear that exposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer, which is true to some extent but unless one is overly exposed to sunlight the...
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Our sun is our most precious gift ever. God created it to provide us with the fundamentals of life on Earth. Besides being the source of all energy on Earth including the food we eat, the sun has direct health effects on us. These effects include act...
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Sunlight is very beneficial for our health and it offers surprise benefit by energizing the infection fighting T cells. T cells have very active role in human immunity to control all types of infection in human body. It is the reason that body’s larg...
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