Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds, Infections

Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds, Infections

Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds, InfectionsVitamin D helps the body to fight off respiratory infections. A study reveals that vitamin D supplementation helps to reduce acute respiratory infection by up to 12 percent.

Key takeaways:

– Vitamin D helps to reduce the incidence of infections such as pneumonia, colds and bronchitis.

– These findings support public health efforts to fortify foods with vitamin D especially in areas where vitamin D deficiency is common.

– The protective effects of vitamin D supplements on respiratory health are found to be strongest for people with severe vitamin D deficiency.

The benefit of the supplements was greater among people who took daily or weekly vitamin D without additional large doses, the study found.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20170216/vitamin-d-linked-to-lower-risk-of-respiratory-infections

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