I just read this in the February 22nd issue of the “Harvard Gazette”: “A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in The BMJ.”
This is such important news for those of us who have impaired immune systems. I’ve written a bunch of posts on the vitamin D topic, as you probably know, referring, e.g., to the important studies carried out by the Mayo Clinic (2009) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany) study (2015). See: http://margaret.healthblogs.org/life-with-myeloma/what-is-multiple-myeloma/myeloma-and-vitamin-d/
Both state that MM patients with low levels of vitamin D don’t fare as well as those with normal levels. And that is a HUGE reason why we should have our D levels tested often…
This new study tells us that vitamin D can cut our risk of developing respiratory infections perhaps as much as FIFTY PERCENT. But we have to take it REGULARLY, not just when we think about it. Good point! And another good point, which is one I’ve made here on the blog and to my friends: high-dose supplementation is not a good idea.
Anyway, all the information is here, at this link: goo.gl/YnvhMM