Low vitamin D levels may put obese youth at risk for allergies

07/1/2013 | Family Practice News

Obesity correlated with higher levels of cytokines and immunoglobulin E in 10- to 18-year-olds, but the statistical significance of the correlation disappeared when vitamin D deficiency was put into the equation, a study showed. "The relationship between BMI and ... markers of allergic disease seemed to depend on vitamin D deficiency," lead researcher Dr. Candace Percival said at the Endocrine Society meeting.

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