Kids with Vitamin D Deficiency More Likely to Develop Asthma

asthmaA new study has found children who are deficient in Vitamin D are more likely to develop asthma as well as allergies and eczema.

According to researchers this study was the first of its kind to track Vitamin D levels from birth to the onset of the asthmatic condition.  A clear link between prolonged Vitamin D deficiencies in early childhood and asthma was shown.

Children’s Vitamin D status was assessed at birth and follow ups were performed at ages ½ year, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years and 10 years.  Children with low Vitamin D levels during their first few years of life were more likely to have allergic immune responses than children with normal Vitamin D levels.  Children with a Vitamin D deficiency at 6 months of age were more likely to have more harmful bacteria in their upper airways in addition to an increased tendency to have severe lower respiratory infections with a fever.  These are two conditions that have previously been associated with increased risks for the development of asthma.

Researchers believe that babies who are deficient in Vitamin D have an increased level of harmful bacteria in their upper airway and then become more prone to critical infections in the respiratory tract.  It is known that Vitamin D plays an integral role in supporting a healthy immune function and promoting the development of healthy lungs.

Further studies are needed.

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