Highlights of Report in Swedish translated by Google
- Peter Bergman and his colleagues are fortunate to have 140 patients in daily treatment for one year with either vitamin D (4000 IU) or a placebo.
- The study was double-blind: neither the patients - all of which were susceptible to infections - nor caregivers knew who belonged to which group before the trial was over.
- The results show that vitamin D reduced patient discomfort.
- The probability of requiring treatment with antibiotics during the study period was 63 % lower in the vitamin D group compared with the placebo group, and the incidence of fungal infections, including respiratory, decreased.
Chart from 2015 publication
Note: if takes ~100 days for the vitamin D levels to plateau (thus, no benefit is expected until then)
Respiratory tract infection eliminated in 36 percent of people
- Moraxella catharralis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Pseudomona aeruginosa
- Fungal infection
- VitaminDWiki RTI studies 26 as of Sept 2021
- Respiratory Tract Infection risk reduced 2X by Vitamin D loading doses – meta-analysis Jan 2021
- Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Infants reduced 5.9 X by daily 600 IU of vitamin D (China) - March 2020
- Respiratory tract infections in childhood – vitamin D is needed, no consensus of how much – Oct 2015
- Vitamin D and Respiratory Tract Infections – meta-analysis with charts June 2013
- Vitamin D response time is 3-6 months, not much benefit in first 4 months – RCT July 2017
- Vitamin D in respiratory diseases – Spring 2017
- Respiratory Tract Infection visits 2.5 less likely with vitamin D: Pregnancy 2000 IU, Infant 800 IU – RCT Oct 2014
- All items in Breathing and Vitamin D
- Hypothesis: Respiratory problems will decrease with increased vitamin D – Jan 2012
- Respiratory Virus risk reduced 35 percent by Vitamin D (14,000 IU weekly) – RCT Oct 2018
- Respiratory diseases helped by vitamin D if initially have low level – RCT review Jan 2015
- Common cold incidence reduced by two thirds (500 IU for IBD with low vitamin D) – RCT Jan 2019
- Vitamin D does not reduce Infectious Disease when not enough is given – March 2015
- Inflammatory diseases: review of vitamin D, with many tables – May 2014 which has the following summary table
Respiratory infections reduced by 63 percent with 4000 IU vitamin D daily - RCT Dec 2012
- Prevention of New Respiratory Episodes in Children with Recurrent Respiratory Infections: An Expert Consensus Statement - Nov 2020
- 1,000 IU of vitamin D was not enough for recurrent RTI
-  Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
- Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Hospitalised Children with Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Hangzhou, China 2013
Has a chart showing a very strong relationship with season of low Vitamin D at 30 degrees North latitude in China
Note RTI in Middle East peaks in the summer, not winter, because they stay away from the hot hot sun.
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