Vitamin D may protect against severe asthma attacks and hospitalisation

There has been some debate in recent times about the association between vitamin D levels and the risk of developing certain conditions such as diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis and infections. Studies show conflicting results. But when it comes to asthma, vitamin D may indeed protect against severe bouts of the illness.

A Cochrane review published today shows that asthmatics given vitamin D had fewer severe asthma attacks that needed treatment with anti-inflammatory tablets, known as oral corticosteroids.

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