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Vitamin D may reduce asthma flare-ups in kids with the common cold

This was a study of vitamin D and acute respiratory infections—the common cold— in children younger than 18. Doctors reviewed seven controlled vitamin D supplement trials covering both healthy kids and those with recurring acute respiratory infections. While vitamin D did not reduce the chances of respiratory infection, kids with asthma and colds who took vitamin D saw 74 percent fewer asthma flare-ups while they had a cold compared to kids with asthma who did not take vitamin D.

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