Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
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The Use of Vitamin D in Respiratory Diseases

Author(s): Maor Waldman, Dekel Stavi and Nimrod Maimon

Affiliation: Division of Internal Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 84000, Israel.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pathophysiology, side effects, vitamin D.

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Abstract:

Vitamin D deficiency, a worldwide epidemic has been vastly studied in the last years and was found associated with different medical conditions varying from cancer to immune diseases. In this review article we have proposed that vitamin D is highly correlated with two chronic respiratory diseases, Asthma and COPD using population based and biological studies. The mechanism linking between these respiratory diseases involves numerous agents ranging from cell signaling pathway to anti-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, the role of vitamin D supplementation seems promising especially in the management of Asthma disease.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 5
Page: [284 - 289]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X10666140218003151