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Vitamin D for Respiratory Infections

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OK, here’s yet another reason to consider vitamin D supplements: It seems they can reduce the incidence of acute respiratory infections in children. A study reported in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics noted a dramatic reduction of respiratory infections in vitamin D-deficient school children in Mongolia, when they received milk fortified with the potent vitamin. (Children who received non-fortified milk had much higher rates of infection.

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