What is it about?
We know that vitamin D can help to prevent asthma attacks. Most of our vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight. We used available data from the Met Office and the Hospital Episodes Statistics databases to see if sunnier regions had fewer asthma admissions.
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Why is it important?
This ecological study demonstrates that at a population level, sunnier regions in the East and South East of England have fewer asthma admissions. For every 100 hours of sunshine per year there is a 10% decrease in hospital admissions for asthma in children.
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This page is a summary of: Annual hospitalization rates for children with asthma are inversely associated with total hours of sunshine in English regions, Clinical & Experimental Allergy, June 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/cea.12946.
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