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Vitamin D Levels May Influence Allergy Development In Kids

March 3, 2011 by  

Vitamin D levels may influence allergy development in kidsResearchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University have reviewed the health data of 3,100 children and adolescents and found that a deficiency in vitamin D correlates with many environmental and food allergies.

Interestingly, in a similar examination of 3,400 adults, no link was found between vitamin deficiency and allergies.

The researchers found that kids with low levels of vitamin D tended to be allergic to 11 out of 17 of common irritants. Peanut allergies were 2.4 times more prevalent among this group.

The team noted that the study does not prove that vitamin D deficiency causes allergies, only that there is a correlation. They said it is still important for children to get adequate amounts of the nutrient, which study authors said is about 600 international units (IU) daily. 

Bob Livingston, editor of Personal Liberty Digest, takes between 5,000 IU and 10,000 IU of vitamin D per day depending on the time of year. 

The National Institutes of Health reports that vitamin D aids in calcium absorption to promote healthy bones. Additionally, it has been shown to regulate cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function as well as reduce inflammation.

Several recent studies have suggested that many Americans are deficient in vitamin D.  

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  • Richard Pawley

    Vitamin D-3 is produced by sun shining upon human flesh. A half hour in a swim suit during the noon sun (without sun screen) will produce about 20,000 IU of D-3 so 600 IU is more of a joke. Bob Livingston is wise to take 5,000 to 10,000 a day. I do the same. More and more scientists are of the opinion that what we call the flu is really a vitamin D-3 deficiency disease. However I have recently discovered what Bob already knew, that 5,000 a day is not enough to prevent flu so I have recently increased my winter intake.

  • Marie

    I’ve been studying natural remedies for a while now can you please tell me if you can get me some information about a rare condition call “Torsion” one of my friend has been suffered from this condition for a while now and all the doctor can do is to have surgery on him to ease the pain after two surgery he is having enough is there anything else that can help please?
    I’ve heard that vitamin D do a lot of good even to some cancer patient do you think it will help?
    Thankyou for all information that you’ve send keep up the good work..
    By lack of knowlegde my people perish says the lord I praise God for all people out there who is willing to share all these information
    Lots of God’s blessing and thanks Marie

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