Vitamin D can help burn victims, reduce scarring: Study

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Vitamin D
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New Delhi : The process of healing burns and reducing scars can be hastened with the use of Vitamin D supplements, a new study has found. 

The research conducted by the Institute of Inflammation and Aging, in Birmingham University has found that the Vitamin, if taken as supplement can help woith the recovery of burns patients. 

The chief source of Vitamin D is sunlight, but it has been proven previously that it soothes inflammation, redness and swelling caused by sunburn. Now, the new research has discovered its uses in dealing with other kinds of burns.

Researchers conducted the study for a year on 38 patients suffering from serious burns. Their levels of Vitamin D were recorded and analysed consistently. The findings prove that people with higher Vitamin D levels exhibited better healing powers, had fewer complications and suffered less scarring, a report said. 

The research, presented at the Society for Endocrinology's annual conference in Harrogate, was the first to explore the possibilities of Vitamin D to heal burns. It suggests that giving this vitamin's supplements to burn victims can prove a cost-effective way to boost their healing process.