Infectious Diseases in winter Student’s Name University Affiliation The theory that lack of vitamin D is the leading cause of respiratory infections especially flu in winter seasons holds some weight where research has proved that sunlight where vitamin D is obtained kills the virus and can still be listened to and consulted but they should not form any basis of intervention or action by the various health and social practitioners and policy analysts. References Grimes D. (2012). Vitamin D and cholesterol: The importance of the sun. York [U.K.: York Pub. Services. [...]
Respiratory infections are more common in winter months. Some have postulated this is due to the lack of sunlight. The mechanism operates like this. Less sunlight leads to less Vitamin D, which is made by our bodies on exposure to sunlight. Viruses die when exposed to high Vitamin D levels in our lungs, but in winter this level is reduced. Letting viruses thrive. What do you think of this theory? It is important to agree with or "shoot down" scientific theories. So have at it.