Vitamins worthwhile in boosting respiratory immunity

Vitamins worthwhile in boosting respiratory immunity

Taking vitamins A, E and D helps protect against respiratory complaints, according to new UK research.

According to an analysis of data from a large ongoing cross-sectional study, there is strong evidence of an inverse association between intake of vitamin A and vitamin E from diet and supplements with the self-reported prevalence of respiratory complaints.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health showed a similar association for vitamin D  but only for supplements not diet.

The fact that only vitamin D supplements appeared protective and not dietary vitamin D was a point of note for the study authors.

“Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that supplementation is critical to ...

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