CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.12, no.2, pp.382-397, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
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COPD, prevention and treatment, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency, SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D, D-BINDING PROTEIN, LUNG-FUNCTION, D SUPPLEMENTATION, MUSCLE FUNCTION, RISK-FACTORS, QUADRICEPS STRENGTH, SHAPED ASSOCIATION, HYPOVITAMINOSIS-D, HIGH PREVALENCE
ObjectivesVitamin D deficiency and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are both under-recognized health problems, world-wide. Although Vitamin D has long been known for calcemic effects it also has less known noncalcemic effects. Recent data have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with COPD and correlates with forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and FEV1 decline. The objective of this work was to review the current literature on vitamin D deficiency in relation with COPD.