Childhood Vitamin D—A New Benefit?

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

Posted May 18, 2007, this is the second of a two-part series.
Part I: "Childhood Vitamin D—A Dark Side?" is available here

Asthma incidence has been rising among people of all ages, but especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its prevalence among youngsters rose from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 6.2 percent in 1996. It's the third leading cause of hospitalization in U.S. children, and treatment costs for the potentially lethal disease now run some $3.2 b...

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