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<p>Asthma is estimated to affect more than 300 million individuals worldwide. Vitamin D is increasingly believed to beneficially influence asthma incidence and control, likely due to effects on innate and adaptive immunity. The primary mechanism for increasing vitamin D in the body is <italic>via</italic> UVB radiation of skin, however whether UVB has comparable effects to vitamin D on relevant immune mechanisms and asthma is unclear.</p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1039/c6pp00407e

Type

Journal article

Journal

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Publication Date

2017

Volume

16

Pages

399 - 410