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Is Vitamin D’s “Moment in the Sun” Behind Us?Vitamin D

David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP
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From the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

Correspondence to: David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, 111 Washington Ave, Lexington, KY 40536; e-mail: dmannino@uky.edu


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The author has reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Mannino has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; GlaxoSmithKline; AstraZeneca; Novartis AG; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; and Forest Laboratories, Inc and has received research grants from GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis AG; Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH; Forest Laboratories, Inc; and Pfizer, Inc.

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Chest. 2014;145(1):5-6. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2049
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Vitamin D has been the focus of a great deal of chronic disease research in recent years.1 The number of publications with vitamin D as part of the title increased nearly 10-fold over 23 years from 224 in 1990 to nearly 2,000 in 2012. Traditionally, vitamin D has been linked as an important micronutrient to musculoskeletal health and the development of rickets in children.2 Over the past few years, the interest in vitamin D has expanded to include chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus,3 cardiovascular disease,4 and multiple sclerosis.5 In the respiratory field, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to asthma,6 COPD,7 lung function decline,8 and respiratory infections.9 In addition, there has been a movement from a focus on vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxyvitamin D level < 10 ng/dL [25 nmol/L]) to vitamin D inadequacy (25-hydroxyvitamin D level < 30 ng/dL [75 nmol/L]).10 This movement has some critics who note that evidence supporting supplementation to increase levels of vitamin D in individuals without a deficiency is not supported adequately.10,11

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