Washington: Vitamin D may protect your lungs against the effects of smoking, a new research has claimed. Researchers from Boston found that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lungs. "We examined the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, smoking, lung function, and the rate of lung function decline over a 20 year period in a cohort of 626 adult white men from the Normative Aging Study," said lead author Nancy E. Lange from the Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women`s Hospital. "We found that vitamin D sufficiency had a protective effect on lung function and the rate of lung function decline in smokers," she said. The findings were published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society`s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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