Press Release | Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients and need for supplementation

Occupational asthma is common occurrence in a significant number of adults suffering from the disease. Even after the cessation of exposure, the asthma remains dominant. Previously, Vitamin D intake was rarely evaluated in cases of occupational asthma regardless of it being an important part of nutrition. The main objective of this study is to assess the Vitamin D intake in occupational asthma patients and its relation with body mass index, co-morbidities related to Vitamin D deficit, lung function and quality of life.

The researchers found a reduced Vitamin D intake in both irritant and allergic asthma both in obese and non-obese patients. Even though the average intake levels were comparably higher in non-obese patients than obese patients, it did not reach to a significant level. Lower intake was also found in mild asthma group compared to severe asthma group, marginally reaching significance level at the median test. Regression analysis revealed a different pattern in the asthma groups. The Impact score in irritant asthma indicated a stronger relationship with BMI while the symptom score in allergic asthma group was closely associated with the Vitamin D intake. Read full press release to find out more at: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/bsp-vdi122718.php

 

189330_web

CREDIT: DR. MARINA RUXANDRA OTELEA, DR. AGRIPINA RASCU, BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS

 

The article by Dr. Marina Ruxandra Otelea and Dr. Agripina Rascu is published in Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders – Drug Targets, Volume 18, Issue 6, 2018. To obtain the article, please visit: http://www.eurekaselect.com/163292

Author: Bentham Science Publishers

A major STM journal publisher of more than 100 online and print journals and related print/online book series, Bentham Science answers the information needs of scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical, engineering, technology, computer and social sciences.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: