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The role of latitude, ultraviolet radiation exposure and vitamin D in childhood asthma and hayfever: an Australian multicenter study

Hughes, Ann Maree; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Chapman, Caron; Coulthard, Alan; Dear, Keith; Dwyer, Terry; Kilpatrick, Trevor J; McMichael, Anthony; Pender, M P; Taylor, Bruce V; Valery, Patricia C; Van Der Mei, Ingrid; Williams, David; Lucas, Robyn


Observations of increasing allergy prevalence with decreasing distance from the Equator and positive associations with ambient ultraviolet radiation have contributed to a growing interest in the possible role of vitamin D in the etiology of allergy. The aims of this study were to describe any latitudinal variation in the prevalence of childhood allergy in Australia and to evaluate, in parallel, the individual associations between ultraviolet radiation (UVR)- and vitamin D-related measures and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2010.01099.x


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