Vitamin D is known to be beneficial for bones, but research shows that also people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need to supplement this. Epidemiological studies show that vitamine D may down-regulate the inflammatory reaction in the airways that are caused by the defence against micro-organisms. Vitamin D also is thought to contribute to prevent cancer, autoimmune diseases and chronic infections.
- Vitamin D May Improve Breathing for COPD Patients (webmd.com)
- Gene variant linked with development of COPD in men (medicalxpress.com)
- Vitamin D improves exercise outcomes in patients with COPD (eurekalert.org)
- What is COPD? What Causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? (healthhype.com)