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Vitamin D reduces need for antibiotics in seniors, according to new trial

Posted on: October 15, 2013   by  Brant Cebulla


A new randomized controlled trial out of Australia suggests that vitamin D reduces the need for antibiotics.

Research to date on vitamin D’s role in the immune system and fighting infection has primarily focused on viral infections. A few small trials have found a reduction in influenza incidence and a reduction in general upper respiratory tract infections for those who took vitamin D compared to those who took placebo.

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1 Response to Vitamin D reduces need for antibiotics in seniors, according to new trial

  1. Doctorsh

    The VitD levels before treatment were low and still were not at a level I have found helpful, around 50. If the seniors studied achieved a level of 50ish, I believe the results would have been better.

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