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Vitamin D helpful in improving lung function

維他命D有助於提升肺臟功\能

Vitamin D helpful in improving lung function

Higher amounts of vitamin D could help make it easier to breathe, according to new findings released yesterday, offering possible good news for smokers, asthmatics and other people with respiratory problems.

根據昨日發表的一項新發現指出,大量的維他命D可以使呼吸更為順暢。這項研究結果可望為吸煙者、氣喘病患、以及其他呼吸系統有問題的人帶來好消息。

Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand found people with higher levels of the vitamin in their systems showed better lung function than those with lower amounts.

紐西蘭奧克蘭大學的研究學者發現,身體系統中含有較高的維他命D的人,比那些維他命D含量較少的人,肺臟功能表現更佳。

While the vitamin, which people get mostly from sunlight, is linked to lung health, the exact relationship is unclear, they said. Their findings appear in the December issue of the American College of Chest Physicians'journal, Chest.

然而學者表示,大部分從陽光中吸收製造的維他命D與肺臟健康之間的關聯性卻不甚明確。這項研究發現發表於十二月的美國胸腔學院期刊。

Vitamin D can also be found in certain

foods like fortified beverages and fatty fish like salmon and mackerel as well as dietary supplements.

維他命D也可見於某些食物之中,如強化飲料、高油脂魚類如鮭魚和青花魚、以及膳食補充品。

“Although there is a definite relationship between lung function and vitamin D, it is unclear if increases in vitamin D through supplements or dietary intake will actually improve lung function in patients with chronic respiratory diseases,”said Dr. Peter Black, who led the study.

帶領研究的彼得.布雷克博士說:「雖然肺功能與維他命D之間的關係非常明確,但是維他命D的增加到底是經由營養補給品,還是經由膳食攝取,才能使慢性呼吸系統病患的肺功能改善,目前還沒有答案」。

“Vitamin D would be a relatively simple, low-cost intervention that would likely have high compliance to prevent or slow loss of lung function in susceptible subgroups,”said Dr. Rosalind Wright, a professor at Harvard Medical School.

哈佛醫學院教授羅莎琳.萊特博士表示:「維他命D是一種相當簡單、低成本的介入性治療方式,它有很高的可能性可預防肺組織中敏感的亞族群功能的緩慢喪失」。


Updated : 2021-05-07 22:16 GMT+08:00