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Vitamin D for Kid’s Better Breathing

An important study examined how the lack of sufficient vitamin D impacts the lung function in children. Researchers tested children ages 5-18 and found that “the mean forced vital capacity (breathing in) was 53.4 mL, and the mean forced expiratory volume (breathing out) in 1 second was 48.2 mL lower for children with insufficient serum 25(OH)D (vitamin D) levels compared with those with sufficient 25(OH)D vitamin D) levels.” The conclusion is that the “results demonstrate a significant relationship between insufficient serum vitamin D levels and worse lung function in children in the community with a suggested dose-response effect.” One more reason to insure your kids get the nutrition they need.

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