Getting ready for flu season

Recent research conducted at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Japan and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrution looked into the relationship between Vitamin D levels and likelihood of contracting influenza.

 


While their study was focused on Vitamin D supplements, we believe the findings can be applied to Vitamin D generated through sunlight exposure.

 

Their findings showed that 18 of the 167 children who received supplements subsequently contracted influenza, while 31 of 167 children who had only a placebo went on to get ill.

 

An unplanned finding showed that of children with a previous diagnosis of asthma, asthma attacks as a secondary outcome occurred in 2 of the children in the supplement group and 12 in the placebo group.

 

We believe this study shows the value of adequate Vitamin D levels. If you have the opportunity – get your Vitamin D from sunlight. And if you’ve wondered how much sunlight is the right amount – we explored this issue in a previous article – you can find this here.

 

 

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