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Vitamin D Deficiency and the Lung: Disease Initiator or Disease Modifier?

Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia
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Nutrients 2013, 5(8), 2880-2900;
Received: 3 June 2013 / Revised: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 17 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Respiratory Disease)
Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health problem and has been associated with an increased incidence and severity of many diseases including diseases of the respiratory system. These associations have largely been demonstrated epidemiologically and have formed the basis of the justification for a large number of clinical supplementation trials with a view to improving disease outcomes. However, the trials that have been completed to date and the ongoing experimental studies that have attempted to demonstrate a mechanistic link between vitamin D deficiency and lung disease have been disappointing. This observation raises many questions regarding whether vitamin D deficiency is truly associated with disease pathogenesis, is only important in the exacerbation of disease or is simply an indirect biomarker of other disease mechanisms? In this review, we will briefly summarize our current understanding of the role of vitamin D in these processes with a focus on lung disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin D; asthma; COPD; lung cancer vitamin D; asthma; COPD; lung cancer
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Foong, R.E.; Zosky, G.R. Vitamin D Deficiency and the Lung: Disease Initiator or Disease Modifier? Nutrients 2013, 5, 2880-2900.

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Foong RE, Zosky GR. Vitamin D Deficiency and the Lung: Disease Initiator or Disease Modifier? Nutrients. 2013; 5(8):2880-2900.

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Foong, Rachel E., and Graeme R. Zosky. 2013. "Vitamin D Deficiency and the Lung: Disease Initiator or Disease Modifier?" Nutrients 5, no. 8: 2880-2900.

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