Asthma? Bask In The Sun For Some ‘Sunshine’ Vitamin

Asthma sufferers with low levels of vitamin D may be worse off than others who have no vitamin deficiency, a study has found.

Asthma sufferers with a deficit of what we know as the Sunshine vitamin (because the body suffers from this deficiency in part due to inadequate sunshine exposure), do not respond as well to asthma medication as do others.

The study found the potential that restoring normal vitamin D levels in people with asthma may help improve their asthma, according to this Business Week report.

Low vitamin D levels were also associated with a worse response to steroid therapy and increased production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine, TNF-alpha and therefore a link is seen between low vitamin D levels to increased inflammation of the airways.



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