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Vitamin D Lung Power

On August 30, 2010 @ 11:31 am In All Articles

A study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology [1](July 2010; v.126, p.52) [1] found children with low levels of vitamin D in their blood may have a greater risk of severe asthma symptoms than those with high levels of the vitamin, although the risk of moderate asthma symptoms didn’t vary. This study supports other studies showing a relationship between low vitamin D levels and asthma in inner city children (Journal of Pediatrics June 2010; v.156, p.948 [2])  as well as adults (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine April 1, 2010; v.181, p.699 [3]). And University of Pennsylvania researchers presented evidence at the American Thoracic Society’s 2009 International Conference [3] that vitamin D may slow the progressive lung damage caused by inflammation called airway remodeling. Although these relationships exist, there’s currently no evidence that taking vitamin D will prevent asthma attacks.

Reviewed by Bradley Chipps, MD, and Neil MacIntyre, MD

First published in Allergy & Asthma Today [4]Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3 [5]

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[1] Allergy and Clinical Immunology : http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(10)00657-3/abstract

[2] Journal of Pediatrics June 2010; v.156, p.948: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(09)01290-6/abstract

[3] American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine April 1, 2010; v.181, p.699: http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/181/7/699

[4] Allergy & Asthma Today: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription

[5] Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription

[6] Can Nitric Oxide Predict Asthma?: http://www.aanma.org/2010/09/can-nitric-oxide-predict-asthma/

[7] California: http://www.aanma.org/health-topics/clinical-trials/california/

[8] News 2 Use – Pregnant? Go Mediterranean!: http://www.aanma.org/2009/04/news-2-use-pregnant-go-mediterranean/

[9] New Asthma Test: Will It Help You Breathe Easier?: http://www.aanma.org/2009/04/new-asthma-test-will-it-help-you-breathe-easier/

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