An international team of doctors has discovered new properties of vitamin D. On their study, they stated in the British Medical journal, and briefly about it reports The Telegraph.
According to the publication, regular (at least once per week) use of vitamin D will allow to almost halve the risk of developing respiratory infections and, consequently, to protect from such diseases more than three million people every year. This connection is especially useful for those who are experiencing the deficit.
“This major combines the study represents the first strong evidence that vitamin D protects against respiratory infections,” said Professor Adrian Martineau of London’s Queen Mary University.
Scientists received data based on the meta-analysis of several studies, including more than 11 thousand participants from different countries of the world.