Maternal diet vs lack of exposure to sunlight as the cause of the epidemic of asthma, allergies and other autoimmune diseases

Weiss, Scott T.; Litonjua, Augusto A.
September 2007
Thorax;Sep2007, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p746
Academic Journal
The author discusses the role of vitamin D deficiency in allergic and autoimmune diseases. Asthma is occurring in epidemic proportions with more than 300 million affected subjects worldwide and most cases the disease has its onset in early childhood. It suggests the measurement of actual Vitamin D levels during pregnancy to prevent the development of immune-mediated disorders, specifically asthma.


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