Study shows vitamin D doesn’t cure common colds

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-03 17:21:24-04

(WTVR) – Scientists say you shouldn’t look to vitamin D for relief if you catch a cold.

The vitamin has long been thought to boost your immune system.

However,  New Zealand scientists followed 322 adults for more than a year and found those who took it were no less likely to suffer a cold than those who did not.

Earlier studies showed a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of respiratory tract infections. But the connections to colds was not clear.