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More data needed on connection between vitamin D, allergies

January 6, 2015

There is insufficient evidence to indicate vitamin D supplementation helps prevent or treat certain allergic diseases in children and adolescents, according to a study published in World Allergy Organization Journal.

Researchers from various hospitals and universities in Italy, including Giovanni Passalacqua, MD, of the University of Genoa, reviewed the literature for possible links between vitamin D, vitamin D supplementation and allergic diseases. While research indicated vitamin D was essential for bone health in children, there was insufficient evidence pertaining to the treatment of allergies.

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