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Friday, November 09, 2012

Vitamin D May Not Help Prevent Colds

Bad news for the cure du jour.
Despite past reports that Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, helps with upper respiratory tract infections (colds), researchers are now saying it does not help reduce how often or how severely we get colds, according to a new study in JAMA.

Background information in the study said that the link between insufficient levels of vitamin D and how likely a person is to catch a cold had previously not been scientifically proven.

Many studies that have been carried out on vitamin D and its benefits for respiratory health have produced conflicting results. Scientists at the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium carried out a study expecting to confirm the full benefits of high vitamin D levels on COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) symptoms and outcomes. Unfortunately, they found that vitamin D supplements make no difference to COPD symptoms or the risk of developing the disease.
Well, what did you expect, really?

As if all ills can be cured with Vitamin D.

The whole thing is bulls**t.

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