The use of vitamin D in respiratory diseases

Maor Waldman, Dekel Stavi, Nimrod Maimon

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Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency, a worldwide epidemic has been vastly studied in the last years and was found associated with different medical conditions varying from cancer to immune diseases. In this review article we have proposed that vitamin D is highly correlated with two chronic respiratory diseases, Asthma and COPD using population based and biological studies. The mechanism linking between these respiratory diseases involves numerous agents ranging from cell signaling pathway to anti-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, the role of vitamin D supplementation seems promising especially in the management of Asthma disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-289
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Respiratory Medicine Reviews
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pathophysiology
  • Side effects
  • Vitamin D

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