Prevalence of autoimmunity

Autoimmunity affects an estimated 23.5 million Americans.  There are 80-100 different autoimmune disorders. [American Autoimmune Related Diseases Assoc.]  The list includes lupus, diabetes (Type 1), thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, alopecia (loss of hair), vitiligo, psoriasis, and others.

What goes unsaid is that vitamin D and resveratrol normalize the immune response. [Catie.ca; Journal Investigative Medicine Aug 1, 2012; Circulation Journal 2007; International Immunopharmacology March 2011]  What more, resveratrol increases sensitivity of the vitamin D cell surface receptor. [Journal Steroid Biochemistry Molecular Biology Feb 2003]  This suggests combined use of resveratrol + vitamin D in autoimmune disorders.

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