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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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RCT finds vitamin D supplementation does not improve efficacy of corticosteroids in asthma patients

A recent study published in Journal of American Medical Association is making headlines surrounding vitamin D’s role in asthma:

This study found that supplementation with vitamin D does not improve treatment of asthma in conjunction with other medication. However, there are a number of limitations to the study that warrant a closer inspection.

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  About: Will Hunter

Will is the Program Associate of the Vitamin D council and works on website administration, content production and editing, and fundraising. He is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and technology and how they relate to health and longevity.

One Response to RCT finds vitamin D supplementation does not improve efficacy of corticosteroids in asthma patients

  1. IAW says:

    I would just like to point out if you go to the link above “Study finds limited benefit for vitamin D in asthma treatment” you will find the following.
    “When they looked only at the 82 percent of patients who received vitamin D supplements and showed an increase in their blood vitamin D levels above the critical threshold, Castro said they saw some intriguing results.”
    “Compared with placebo, the patients in the treatment group that achieved vitamin D sufficiency in the blood (with an average of 42 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter) did show improved asthma control.” “They had 40 percent fewer treatment failures that required more medication and half the number of asthma attacks.”