"Not Just Bone, Vitamin D Can Help Control Asthma"
Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor pollution. “Asthma is an immune-mediated disease,” said lead author, Sonali Bose, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “From previous studies we knew that Vitamin D was a molecule that may influence asthma by impacting antioxidant or immune-related pathways,” she added. The findings show that the effects were most pronounced among obese children.
— Sonali Bose, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai