The People’s Pharmacy: Vitamin D supplements protect against colds – Roanoke Times

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 am

The People’s Pharmacy: Vitamin D supplements protect against colds

The People’s Pharmacy

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Avoiding colds and flu is challenging. Physicians will tell you that vaccination is the only protection against influenza. Frequent hand-washing is the other standard recommendation.

Unfortunately, immunization is imperfect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this year’s flu shot is about 48 percent effective overall. Hand-washing does not protect you from someone’s cough or sneeze launching airborne viral particles in your direction.

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