Vitamin D deficiency is common in adults with bronchiectasis and may be linked to radiological findings indicative of poor lung function, a study reports.

The study, “Vitamin D Deficiency and Radiological Findings in Adult Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis,” was published in the Turkish Thoracic Journal.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in certain foods and can also be produced in the skin in response to sunlight. It is involved in several functions in the body, including the control of the immune system and protection against certain disease-causing microbes (pathogens), including the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Published in Bronchiectasis News Today – May 4th 2020