Taking Vitamin D for itchy skin, asthma or allergies? Research says its probably POINTLESS – Express.co.uk
In the study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, they found no difference between rates of asthma, atopic dermatitis and allergies in people with and without low vitamin D levels.
Dr. Despoina Manousaki, the lead author, said: “Our findings suggest that previous associations between low vitamin D and atopic disease could be due to spurious associations with other factors.
“Efforts to increase vitamin D levels will probably not result in decreased risk of adult and pediatric asthma, atopic dermatitis, or elevated IgE levels.”
However another study of the same group of 100,000 participants, and using similar methods, found a link between low vitamin D levels and the neurological disorder multiple sclerosis (MS).