Vitamin D may prevent asthma in children

The results of a study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine show that pregnant asthmatic women who get extra vitamin D intake may prevent their children from developing the condition.

Children born to one or more parents with asthma have a higher risk of developing it themselves, compared to those whose parents are not asthmatic. Recent studies have shown that vitamin D plays a vital part in the development of an infant’s lungs late in pregnancy. Researchers are now attempting to determine if increasing levels of the vitamin before or during pregnancy are a sufficient prevantative measure.

“We want to find a definitive answer to that question,” says Robert C. Strunk, a Washington University pediatric asthma and allergy specialist. “If we could simply supplement women during pregnancy and decrease asthma prevalence in children, that would be a huge impact on child health.”

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

One serving of Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains the vitamin D equivalent of 25 cans of tuna. Regular use may help support the immune system as well as promote bone strength.

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