Vitamin D deficiency may affect onset of lung disease

The results of a study published in the journal Chest show how a vitamin D deficiency may be linked to the development and severity of certain lung diseases.

“We wanted to see if lack of sufficient vitamin D would also be seen in patients who are diagnosed with an autoimmune interstitial lung disease (ILD) and whether it was associated with reduced lung function,” says lead researcher Dr. Brent Kinder of the University of Cincinnati.

Researchers examined nearly 120 patients from the university’s ILD database, gauging their vitamin D levels and the severity of their conditions. According to their research, 52 percent of those with an autoimmuno ILD had insufficient levels of vitamin D, versus 20 percent who received adequate amounts.

“These findings suggest that there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with ILD,” says Kinder.

Those looking to increase their vitamin D levels may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains the vitamin D equivalent of 250 egg yolks. Regular use may help promote healthy immune function and help build strong bones.

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