Vitamin D deficiency linked to respiratory infections

02/24/2009 | Yahoo!

A study of nearly 19,000 Americans found people with vitamin D levels that measured less than 10 nanograms per milliliter of blood were almost 40% more likely to have had a respiratory infection than those with vitamin D levels of 30 ng or higher. Researchers also said people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were even more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiencies.

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