Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ask the Plastic Surgeon - How does Vitamin D Work?

There have been countless studies done about free radical production, which can damage cellular DNA, the body’s building block.

Chemicals, radiation and sunlight are just some of the many causative factors in producing free radicals in our bodies.

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found a key genetic mechanism as to how Vitamin D works.

Vitamin D induces a gene, G6PD, that increases the production of an enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenose (now, that’s a mouthful). This enzyme protects the cells against damage by free radicals.


Dr. Brueck's blog, Beauty-by-Brueck, offers countless observations about good health, especially as relates to plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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