Posted by: yourhealthradio | February 21, 2012

Vitamin D & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A recent study looked at 182 people suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and the impact taking Vitamin D would have on the disease.

Vitamin D is the vitamin “du jour” , with multiple proposed benefits , and the thought was that since it helps reduce inflammation, it might help people who have chronic lung disease have fewer flare ups.

Had this study showed positive results, it could have provided hope to patients suffering from COPD. Unfortunately, the study tell us otherwise.

Results of the study showed that almost everyone was still suffering from the same type of exacerbations or hospitalizations that they had before they started taking Vitamin D. So, if you have vitamin D deficiency it’s okay to be taking vitamin D, but we wouldn’t advise taking it just to improve your lung health.

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