Yesterday, I posted a report from USAToday that researchers had given up on vitamins and supplements that improve our health. Now this post about magnesium preventing hearing loss from loud noises? The more you know, the less you know!
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Vocal Cord Dysfunction
The researchers found no correlation between vitamin D and EIB.
“I think the role of vitamin D and other micronutrients [in respiratory problems] is still poorly understood, and for sure they have a role both in this particular syndrome, but also in airway inflammation and so also asthma. I think it’s an interesting field to be expanded,” Enrico Heffler, MD, PhD, from the University of Torino, Italy, who presented the research at a poster session here, told Medscape Medical News.
Dr. Heffler also related a previous case study of a patient with severe vitamin D deficiency who experienced VCD and bronchospasm; symptoms and lung function were significantly improved after vitamin D supplementation.
“This study is fascinating because it links vitamin D deficiency to something new. [The researchers] need to do a double-blind placebo-controlled trial in these individuals,” Glenis Scadding, MD, a consultant allergist and rhinologist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom, who attended the session, told Medscape Medical News.
Dr. Heffler and Dr. Scadding have disclose no relevant financial relationships.
World Allergy Organization XXII World Allergy Conference (WAC); Abstract 3018. Presented December 6, 2011.