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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

Vitamin D and adult asthma: Role for diagnosis or exacerbations?

A large new study out of Israel and published in Allergy has found that vitamin D deficiency significantly increases the risk of adult asthma exacerbations and morbidity, but does not influence risk of physician-diagnosed asthma.

While asthma is a lifelong chronic condition, much of the focus on this condition is during childhood where the majority of diagnoses occur. Often overlooked is the similar prevalence rates in adults. A 2012 survey revealed that the prevalence of asthma in children was 9.3% compared to 8.0% in adults.

Adults with asthma experience unique complications related to their age of diagnosis, such as an increased number of sick days taken because of asthma-associated symptoms.

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  About: Jeff Nicklas

Jeff Nicklas was a staff member for the Vitamin D Council from October 2013 to January 2015. He is now pursuing his passion for public health through graduate studies.