Vitamin D Linked to Asthma

Thursday 22nd April 2010

New research suggests that having low levels of Vitamin D could lead to increased risk of asthma and other serious allergies. Research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology seems to show that low levels of vitamin D result in poor lower lung function in children. The researchers also claim that low vitamin D levels are linked with increased use of medication in children.

Researchers studied the medical records of 100 children with asthma. They found that up to 64% of children with asthma had extremely low levels of the vitamin. They discovered that using Vitamin D as a supplement lowered the need for steroids used to medicate the condition.

Researchers hope to further study the link between vitamin deficiency and asthma. They hope that increased research will result in treatments that will improve the quality of life for many child asthma sufferers worldwide.


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