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Intake of vitamins A, E and D tied to respiratory health

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BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health
Reuters Health - 03/11/2020 - Higher intakes of vitamin A, E and D are associated with better respiratory health, according to new findings. Consuming more vitamin A and E in the diet and from supplements, and getting more vitamin D from supplements, was associated with a lower risk of self-reported respiratory health complaints, Dr. Suzana Almoosawi of Imperial College London and Dr. Luigi Palla of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine report in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. Dr. Almoosawi and Dr. Palla looked at intake of vitamins A, E, C and D, nutrients known to support immune-system function, in 6,115 adults who participated in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) Rolling Programme for 2008-2016. Thirty-three reported respiratory complaints. Intake of vitamin A, D and E through supplements was associated with a signifsicantly lower risk of respiratory complaints, which persisted after the authors adjusted for age, sex, BMI, h...


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