Vitamin D Prevents Seasonal Influenza A

In a recent study, scientists investigated the effect of vitamin D on the incidence of seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren. For over a year, they conducted a study comparing the effects of vitamin D3 with placebos.

They found that influenza A occurred in just 10.8 percent of the children in the vitamin D group, compared with 18.6 percent children in the placebo group. The reduction in influenza A was more prominent in children who were not obtaining vitamin D from other supplemental sources.

According to the study, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:

"This study suggests that vitamin D3 supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza A, especially in specific subgroups of schoolchildren."

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