Updates in vitamin D therapy in cystic fibrosis

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Abstract

Purpose of review

To summarize recent developments the role of vitamin D and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in cystic fibrosis.

Recent findings

Although treatment of low vitamin D levels continues to be important for optimizing bone health in cystic fibrosis, increasing data on the extraskeletal effects of vitamin D are becoming available. Exploratory studies of vitamin D in modulation of respiratory and intestinal microbiomes, and the influence of vitamin D on the metabolomic signature of cystic fibrosis, suggest expanded roles for vitamin D in cystic fibrosis disease and treatment.

Summary

Emerging developments in cystic fibrosis regarding therapeutics and effects of vitamin D on bone health, inflammation, microbiome, and the metabolome are summarized.

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