Doctors Writing Off Vitamin D for Asthma

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Is vitamin D the magical supplement for chronic inflammatory diseases? In the case of asthma, a new study says “no.” But there are reasons to assume the study didn’t examine the whole picture.

In this new study performed at 19 different hospitals in the U.S., patients were supplemented with 100,000 IU vitamin D once, and then 4000 IU daily for 28 weeks. The researchers reported that ...

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New Relationship Found Between Antibiotics and Asthma

Asthma and Antibiotic StudyA new study suggests infants prescribed antibiotics have a higher risk of developing asthma later in childhood. However, the findings suggest that these children may have a specific genetic variation that increases their risk of asthma, rather than the antibiotics themselves causing the disorder.

Researchers from Manchester, London studied over 1,000 children from birth to age 11. They found that children with severe asthma at age 11 were more ...

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Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy & Flax

 Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy Beans & Flax SeedsGot asthma or allergies? Eating soy beans and flax seeds may help, according to research presented at the 2014 conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.

Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School, showed that phytoestrogens found in soy beans and flax seeds were tied to a decreased risk of asthma and allergies. Although more research is needed to confirm ...

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