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Studying the Correlation between Vitamin D and Asthma in Children

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Published on Mar 7, 2014

Studies have shown that low vitamin D intake during pregnancy may increase symptoms of asthma in newborns. Until now, there has been limited data available that shows the efficacy of vitamin D in decreasing existing asthma symptoms.

Juan Celedon, MD, chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, discusses how he is leading a pilot study to determine if vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and symptoms of asthma attacks.

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