In the past few years, researchers have found several possible links to health conditions and vitamin D deficiency. Most Americans have a deficiency. And those with asthma are more likely to be vitamin D deficient. In a recent study 1, researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They compared the vitamin D levels, current asthma diagnoses and lung function of about 11, children and more than 24, adults.
Most people eating a healthy diet will get enough vitamin C and vitamin E without supplementation. The information you enter will appear in your e-mail message and is not retained by Medical Xpress in any form. By using Verywell Health, you accept our. Last Updated: September 2, They concluded that vitamin D is.
Researchers say studies show the vitamin supplement can reduce the risk of asthma attack by 50 percent. British researchers say they have found a way to cut in half the risk of asthma attacks that require hospitalization. The researchers from Queen Mary University of London concluded that taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication resulted in a 50 percent reduction in the risk of experiencing at least one asthma attack that required a visit to the emergency room. Taking the vitamin supplement also led to a 30 percent reduction in the number of asthma attacks that required treatment with steroid tablets or injections. According to the U. In , asthma led to 3, deaths in the United States. Globally, asthma accounts for , deaths annually.