Vitamin D Linked, Again, to Respiratory Health


Sunlight exposure, in moderation, is an excellent way to get vitamin D.The link between a lack of vitamin D and allergic conditions is well documented. A recent study, reported in a CNN article titled, ‘Lack of vitamin D at birth may increase respiratory infection risk’, adds to the growing body of evidence regarding the importance of this essential nutrient in relation to respiratory health.

Researchers in New Zealand tested the cord blood of nearly a thousand infants and asked their parents about respiratory infections by the age of three months and wheezing by the age of fifteen months. They checked in with these families every year after that, until the age of five.

As CNN reports,

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