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COPD and Vitamin D, concise (46 page) review – Dec 2016

Vitamin D Deficiency. What does it mean for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A Concise Review for Pulmonologists

The Clinical Respiratory Journal online: 7 December 2016. DOI: 10.1111/crj.12588
Kokturk Nurdan koturk.nurdan at gmail.com, Baha Ayse, Oh Yeon-Mok, Jung Young Ju, Jones W Paul

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A few highlights

  • “COPD has an increasing mortality and morbidity rate and is expected to be the 3rd leading cause of death in 2020 (2)”
    (2) Vestbo J, Hurd SS, Agusti AG, Jones PW, Vogelmeier C, Anzueto A, et al. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease GOLD Executive Summary. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187(4):347-65.
  • “Remarkable number of human studies have indicated the clinical association of vitamin D deficiency and respiratory infections”
  • The problem may be with Vitamin D Binding Protein – which is not detected by Vitamin D tests
  • The lungs can activate Vitamin D
    see also The lungs can activate vitamin D locally – a Vitamin D inhaler may help lungs – Aug 2016

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Most of the PDF concerns non-COPD vitamin D issues

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