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Dr. Karen Madsen of the Alberta IBD Consortium publishes study on sunlight exposure and inflammation

Research has shown that there are beneficial effects of moderate sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure on our bodies through triggering our bodies to create substances such as vitamin D and cis-urocanic acid (cis-UCA). One of the ways that moderate UV exposure may help us is by helping to regulate our immune systems and help protect us against autoimmune disorders such as IBD. Dr. Madsen’s study looked at the direct effects of cis-UCA on inflammation levels in the colon due to colitis.

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