Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Can regular vitamin D supplementation reduce the frequency^ duration^ or severity of respiratory tract infection (RTI)?

Bottom-line:
Regular use of vitamin D does not reduce the frequency^ duration^ or severity of RTI in western populations. Infrequent benefits seen in a few studies are at high risk of bias and/or involved children with profound deficiency (example 17.5 nmol/L) in developing countries.


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Publication Date: 2014-10-27
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 17:00:43