New Cause Found for Childhood Wheezing

Newborn children who are deficient in vitamin D are at greater risk of respiratory infections during infancy and wheezing during early childhood.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 1,000 children. The children's mothers were given questionnaires asking about respiratory and other infectious diseases, and the children's umbilical cord blood was measured for levels of vitamin D.

According to All Headline News:

"More than 20 percent of the [vitamin D] levels were considered 'very low.' The survey results showed that, the lower the neonatal vitamin D levels, the higher the cumulative risk of wheezing during the child's first five years of life."

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