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Vitamin D for ear infection prevention

ImageVitamin D has potential for prevention of acute otitis media.  In an Italian study children with a history of recurrent otitis media were randomized to Vitamin D, 1,000 IU/day for 4 months, or placebo.  The vitamin D group had a significant decrease in episodes of acute otitis media (RRR= 31.6%, ARR= 20.7%, NNT=5).     In addition a French study has found the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency to be  39%. 

 

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