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Vitamin D has a profound, systemic effect on all areas of health. It circulates around the body and is involved in cell-signalling which can influence everything from bone health to muscle function.
In this study examining the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and airway structure and function in 86 children, severely asthmatic children were found to have lower vitamin D levels than either moderate asthmatics or non-asthmatics.
In these children (average age 11.7 years), higher vitamin D levels correlated with reduced airway inflammation and improved airway structure and lung function.
The results suggest that vitamin D supplementation may be useful in treating asthma. However, many health problems are either caused or made worse by excessive inflammation, meaning that vitamin has a role in supporting all areas of health.
Olmedillas H, González-Agüero A, Moreno LA, Casajús JA, Vicente-Rodríguez G.(2011) “Bone related health status in adolescent cyclists”. PLoS One.;6(9):e24841. Epub 2011
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