Vitamin D for the management of asthma: A Cochrane review summary
International Journal of Nursing Studies
School of Nursing and Midwifery
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.
Whitehead, L. (2017). Vitamin D for the management of asthma: A cochrane review summary. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 105-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.04.003