Study: Vitamin D Levels and Asthma

In a study published in the May 1st edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine researchers examined the relationship between measured vitamin D levels and markers of asthma severity in childhood. The relationship between vitamin D levels and markers of allergy and asthma severity were measured among 616 Costa Rican children between the ages of 6 and 14 years. Analysis showed that vitamin D levels were significantly and inversely associated with markers for allergy and asthma. The authors concluded that their results suggest that lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased markers or allergy and asthma severity among Costa Rican children with asthma.

To view the abstract of this study, visit //ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/179/9/765.

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