Thursday, September 8, 2016

Vitamin D Helps Relieve Asthma Attacks

A total of 300 million people with asthma in the world can reduce the risk of asthma attacks by intake of vitamin D, in addition to taking asthma medications their standard.

The analysis includes the trials in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom found that vitamin D supplements can help patients reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

Adrian Martineau, a professor of respiratory infections at Queen Mary University of London, who led the research, said the results were interesting, although also suggest a person to remain cautious.

"The findings related to severe asthma attacks were derived from three trials in which patients are mostly adults with mild or moderate asthma," he said.

Further trials needed for children and adults with severe asthma to determine whether vitamin D could also be useful for these patients.

Martineau further said, it's unclear whether the effect of vitamin D tablet efficacious for all patients, or only in those with low vitamin D levels.

Erika Kennington, head of research for Asthma-UK, said the findings are promising, but needed more evidence if you want to apply as one solution to asthma.

"With so many types of asthma, it could be that Vitamin D may benefit some people with certain conditions, but not necessarily the other," he said.

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with symptoms include cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath

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