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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Low vitamin D levels a risk factor for pneumonia
A University of Eastern Finland study showed that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels than in subjects with high vitamin D levels. The results were published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.