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Wjst, M. ; Hyppönen, E.*

Vitamin D serum levels and allergic rhinitis.

Allergy 62, 1085-1086 (2007)
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In addition to its role in the regulation of calcium metabolism, vitamin D has a number of immunological effects. Several studies in children found an effect of oral supplementation on allergic sensitization but so far there are no population-based studies of vitamin D serum levels. We therefore examined 25(OH)-D(3) status in 18,224 adults of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. There was no effect on sensitization to a single allergen while the prevalence of allergic rhinitis increased across quartile groups of current vitamin D serum levels. The association could be due to unrecognized confounding, however, could also point towards an altered metabolism or an increased sensitivity to vitamin D in allergic patients.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords allergic rhinitis; confounder; sensitization; vitamin D
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0105-4538
e-ISSN 1398-9995
Journal Allergy
Quellenangaben Volume: 62, Issue: 9, Pages: 1085-1086 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Wiley
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) Institute of Epidemiology (EPI)