ASTHMA – comparing the impact of vitamin D versus UVR on clinical and immune parameters
Morgan KA., Mann EH., Young AR., Hawrylowicz CM.
<p>Asthma is estimated to affect more than 300 million individuals worldwide. Vitamin D is increasingly believed to beneficially influence asthma incidence and control, likely due to effects on innate and adaptive immunity. The primary mechanism for increasing vitamin D in the body is <italic>via</italic> UVB radiation of skin, however whether UVB has comparable effects to vitamin D on relevant immune mechanisms and asthma is unclear.</p>