Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX


The Use of Vitamin D in Respiratory Diseases

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

Graphical 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.

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

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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [284 - 289]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X10666140218003151
Price: $58