Breathing Easy With Vitamin D

Vitamin D continues to make headlines for its health promoting properties among them increased bone density, reduction in chronic pain and increased energy just to name a few. The latest study suggests children who do not get enough vitamin D have reduced lung function compared to children with sufficient blood levels.

Researchers tested children ages 5-18 and found that “the mean forced vital capacity (breathing in) was 53.4 mL, and the mean forced expiratory volume (breathing out) in 1 second was 48.2 mL lower for children with insufficient serum 25(OH)D (vitamin D) levels.” With the modern diet and the difficulty of getting kids to eat a diversified diet deficiency is a possibility. Consult your doctor for more information.

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