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CHEST Podcasts: Assessing the Association Between COPD Exacerbations and Vitamin D Levels

In a January CHEST podcast, Milo A. Puhan, MD, PhD, and editorialist David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP, join Podcast Editor, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, to discuss the multicenter prospective study by Dr. Puhan and colleagues that showed no association between lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and either rate of COPD exacerbations or all-cause mortality. Dr. Mannino concludes that the current Institute of Medicine recommendations of 600 to 800 IU/day of vitamin D intake, along with exercise and moderate amounts of sun exposure, are still the best advice for patients.

Listen to the podcast. (Available in iTunes®.)
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