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Vitamin D as adjunctive therapy may improve symptoms of asthma, says new trial

A randomized open-label trial has found that supplementation with vitamin D in addition to the asthma controller budesonide improves lung function in mild to moderate persistent asthma.

Asthma, a chronic lung disease that causes constricted and inflamed airways, is often treated long-term with inhaled glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that reduce inflammation. Budesonide is a type of glucocorticoid that is widely used to treat asthma.

The prevalence of asthma has increased in recent decades making it one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. The increase in asthma is coinciding with an increase in global vitamin D deficiency, and some research shows that these may be related.

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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 Vitamin D as adjunctive therapy may improve symptoms of asthma, says new trial

  1. Rebecca Oshiro says:

    This is a very cool study. Would love to see it replicated with a larger group of people.