Does vitamin D supplementation improve asthma control?

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Author: Marian Freedman
Date: Aug. 2021
From: Contemporary Pediatrics(Vol. 38, Issue 8)
Publisher: Intellisphere, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 444 words
Lexile Measure: 1270L

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Giving vitamin D supplements as an adjunct to standard treatment does not lead to better asthma control in children, according to a recent randomized, controlled trial in India. The 3-month trial was conducted in 60 youngsters aged 6 to 11 years who had moderate persistent asthma. Half of the participants were assigned to the intervention group and received 2000 IU of vitamin D per day. The other 30 children, assigned to the control group, received a daily placebo. At baseline, all participants underwent spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) testing and were evaluated for the best forced expiratory volume in 1 second ([FEV.sub.1]). Blood samples were...

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