Low vitamin D may raise risk of asthma attacks
A new study published in the journal Allergy suggests that adults with vitamin D deficiency may be at a greater risk of experiencing asthma attacks.
Most previous research on the connection between vitamin D and asthma has focused on children. This is the first study to look at how that connection affects adults.
To conduct their study, the research team assessed the medical records of almost 4 million individuals aged 22-50 who were members of Clalit Health Services, the largest health care provider in Israel. Results of the analysis, recently published in the journal Allergy, revealed that asthmatics who had low vitamin D levels were 25 percent more likely to have an asthma attack than those whose vitamin D levels were normal.
Researchers say that the results support a recommendation for screening of vitamin D levels asthma patients who experience recurring asthma attacks.
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