Title

Vitamin D for the management of asthma: A Cochrane Review Summary

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

School

Nursing and Midwifery

Comments

Originally published as: Whitehead, L. (2017). Vitamin D for the management of asthma: A Cochrane Review Summary. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Advance online publication. Original article available here

Abstract

Low blood levels of vitamin D (the ’sunshine vitamin’) have been linked to an increased risk of asthma attacks in children and adults with asthma. Several clinical trials have been conducted to test whether vitamin D can prevent asthma attacks and improve control of asthma symptoms in children and adults, but these results have not previously been evaluated collectively. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways, characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness, wheezing, cough, and chest tightness, commonly termed ‘exacerbations’. The prevalence of asthma varies widely between countries.

DOI

10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.04.003

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