Vitamin D and Flu Prevention - Does It
April 29, 2010
Vitamin D and Flu Prevention - In a
recent study, done on Japanese shool-aged children, it was shown that
taking 1,200 IU daily of vitamin D reduces the chance of catching the
flu by 58%.
Moreover, a surprising finding made by the researchers was that vitamin
D reduced the number of children getting an asthma attack related
caused by having the flu.
This study was prompted because in an earlier study, researchers found
by accident that people taking vitamin D reported less symptoms from
the common cold and flu.
Keep in mind that vitamin D only prevented catching influenza A and not
influenza B virus. (Influenza B virus happens in the later part of the
Giving 1,200 IU daily of vitamin D to children attending school,
especially in those with asthma, can cut down the chances of getting
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