Recently, an article titled "In utero exposure to 25(OH) D and risk of childhood asthma, wheeze and respiratory tract infections: a meta-analysis of birth cohort studies" has been published online at the world-renowned The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology(SCI impact factor: 12.48 points) ,which ranks first in journals of allergy and fifth in journals of immunology globally. The author of this article is Feng Haixia who is a postgraduate student tutored by Wan Yanping, Director of Clinical Nutrition of Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
The research of the team shows a negative correlation between the amount of Vitamin D during mothers’ pregnancy and the possibility of children having asthma or wheezing. Wan Yanping said that Vitamin D is an affordable and accessible nutrition which probably has profound influence on the development of human life and controlling the subsequent inflammation. Therefore, it is clinically and societally valuable to pay attention to appropriate supply and regular monitoring of the amount of Vitamin D during pregnancy.
Translated by Zhang Yifan Reviewed by Lu Siyu