Vitamin D with effects on asthma diseases?
Many people suffer from asthma and children are also affected relatively often. According to the results of a recent study, diseases could Vitamin D can play an important role.
An Iranian research group University of Kerbala has the connection between Vitamin D deficiency and asthma examined in childhood and found obvious overlaps. The corresponding study results were published in the Journal of Preventive Diagnostics and Treatment Strategies in Medicine.
Millions of people with asthma around the world
Asthma is an extremely widespread complaint, of which all over the world million of people are affected, the researchers report. Chronic respiratory disease is caused in particular by a increased inflammation of the airways it’s a Airway hypersensitivity marked.
Vitamin D and Asthma
Vitamin D it is, according to the researchers, because of his immunomodulatory effects of particular concern to asthma ea 25-Hydroxyvitamin-D-Mangel in serum it is considered a risk factor for the development of serious chronic diseases in which inflammatory processes play a role.
In some previous studies, Associations between vitamin D and asthma The research team explains that other studies have come to contradictory conclusions.
In the present study, the researchers have now checked the children’s data Asthma I visited the Karbala Teaching Hospital for Pediatrics to see if there was a connection with a Vitamin D deficiency could exist.
Significantly lower serum vitamin D levels
After all 55 asthmatic and 66 healthy children up to 14 years of age were included in the study as a survey and control group. The researchers explain that demographic information and body mass index were recorded for both groups. Even with all 116 children the Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the blood measured.
“Compared to the control group, significantly lower serum vitamin D levels were found in the patient group.”, experts report on the results. So it would be forty-six children with asthma (92%) have vitamin D deficiency (30 ng / mL or less 25-hydroxyvitamin D).
No significant relationship was found between vitamin D levels and age, sex, obesity, sun exposure, and food intake in asthma.
No proven causal relationship
The study showed that the Frequency of vitamin D deficiency in children with asthma compared to controls clearly increased is, the researchers conclude. However, the extent to which a causal connection exists cannot be determined from the findings of the current study and must now be verified in further research. (pp)
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- Nabaa Mohammed Jawad Al-Tuama, Zuhair Mahdi Almusawi, Haidar Abdul Amir Najim Abood, Ali Abutiheen, Karrar Mohammed Jawad Al-tuama: the association between vitamin D deficiency and childhood asthma; in: Journal of Preventive Diagnostics and Treatment Strategies in Medicine (veröffentlicht 15.06.2022), jpdtsm.com
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