Low Vitamin D Levels May Increase Respiratory Infection Risk In Children
A new study has shown that infants in the age group of 3 months who have vitamin D levels lower than 25 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) are two times more likely to have respiratory infections when compared to children who have levels above 75 nmol/L. In this study, published in the journalPediatrics, vitamin D levels were measured in the umbilical cord blood samples from 900 infants. The researchers examined whether these levels of vitamin D were associated with the risk of respiratory infections, wheezing or asthma.
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