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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews
ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387
VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X10666140218003151









The Use of Vitamin D in Respiratory Diseases

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Author(s): Maor Waldman, Dekel Stavi and Nimrod Maimon
Pages 284-289 (6)
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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Keywords:
Anti-inflammatory, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pathophysiology, side effects, vitamin D.
Affiliation:
Division of Internal Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 84000, Israel.